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Ohio Revised Code Title XV. Conservation of Natural Resources § 1503.17

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No owner or lessee of land upon which fire may burn or be started and no person during employment with such an owner or lessee shall receive compensation under sections 1503.07 to 1503.27 of the Revised Code for extinguishing fire upon his land or the land to which his interest is attached.  No person who is responsible for the spreading of a fire to a woodland, forest, or wild land and no person in his employ may receive compensation for helping to extinguish such fires.  If any owner or lessee of land neglects to extinguish such fires, the forest-fire wardens shall provide the necessary means and assistance to extinguish the fires.  One-half of the costs of the extinguishment shall be borne by the owner or lessee and shall constitute a lien and be recoverable as a special tax assessed against the property.  All moneys thus derived shall be paid into the state treasury to the credit of the general revenue fund.

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