Agriculture and Forestry

Forest Fires and Prevention

SECTION 2-12-20

§ 2-12-20. Civil liability of dump operator.

Every person, firm, corporation or public agency who maintains a dump on owned, rented or leased property is liable in a civil action for the payment to the state or fire company for the expenses incurred by the fire chief or senior officer, or any other authorized forest fire official, in attending or suppressing forest fire as a result of burning in that dump and shall further be liable in civil action for any damage to another's property by fire as a result of burning in that dump.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1956, § 2-12-20; P.L. 1970, ch. 124, § 4.)