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Any person, firm, corporation, or other legal entity who shall in any manner whatsoever start any fire upon any grassland, brushland, or woodland without fully extinguishing the same, shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor which may include a fine of not less than ten dollars ($10.00) or more than fifty dollars ($50.00). For the purpose of this section, the term “woodland” includes timber and cutover land and all second growth stands on areas that were once cultivated.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 14. Criminal Law § 14-138.1. Setting fire to grassland, brushland, or woodland - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nc/chapter-14-criminal-law/nc-gen-st-sect-14-138-1/
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