Title 65A Chapter 3 Section 4

Forestry, Fire, and State Lands
Illegal Activities on State Lands and Wildland Fire Liability
Section 4
Liability for causing wildland fires.


65A-3-4.   Liability for causing wildland fires.

            (1) A person who negligently, recklessly, or intentionally causes or spreads a wildland fire shall be liable for the cost of suppressing that wildland fire, regardless of whether the fire begins on:

            (a) private land;

            (b) land owned by the state;

            (c) federal land; or

            (d) tribal land.

            (2) The conduct described in Subsection (1) includes any negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct, and is not limited to conduct described in Section 65A-3-2.

            (3) A person who incurs costs to suppress a wildland fire may bring an action under this section to recover those costs.

            (4) A person who suffers damage from a wildland fire may pursue all other legal remedies in addition to seeking damages under Subsection (3).

Repealed and Re-enacted by Chapter 361, 2012 General Session