“Arson” is when someone deliberately sets fire to something to cause damage or to endanger human life. It is a criminal act and carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
- What is Arson? @ WiseGeek
Excerpt: Arson is defined as the willful act of setting something on fire, usually a home or another type of structure. People commit arson for a variety of reasons, and the crime is severely punished all over the world because arson puts lives and property at risk. In some parts of the world, if someone dies in an arson fire, it is considered to be murder, rather than manslaughter or negligent homicide, because arson is deemed to be such a reprehensible act. In all instances, an arson conviction carries a prison term.
- Arson @ Royal Borough of Greenwich
Excerpt: Arson is the crime of intentionally starting a fire in order to damage or destroy something, especially a building. It can result in damage to property, land or personal possessions. It can also cause financial loss, injury and even loss of life.
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