46.4010 Arson in the first degree.

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(a) A person commits the crime of arson in the first degree when he knowingly damages a building or inhabitable structure, and when any person is then present or in near proximity to it, by starting a fire or causing an explosion and thereby recklessly places the person in danger of death or serious physical injury.

(b) Arson in the first degree is a class B felony.

History: 1979, PL 16-43 § 2.

Research Guide: MCC 569.040, 15 ASC 181,15 ASC 182.