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452.  A person is guilty of unlawfully causing a fire when he
recklessly sets fire to or burns or causes to be burned, any
structure, forest land or property.
   (a) Unlawfully causing a fire that causes great bodily injury is a
felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for two, four
or six years, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than
one year, or by a fine, or by both such imprisonment and fine.
   (b) Unlawfully causing a fire that causes an inhabited structure
or inhabited property to burn is a felony punishable by imprisonment
in the state prison for two, three or four years, or by imprisonment
in the county jail for not more than one year, or by a fine, or by
both such imprisonment and fine.
   (c) Unlawfully causing a fire of a structure or forest land is a
felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months,
two or three years, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not
more than six months, or by a fine, or by both such imprisonment and
fine.
   (d) Unlawfully causing a fire of property is a misdemeanor. For
purposes of this paragraph, unlawfully causing a fire of property
does not include one burning or causing to be burned his own personal
property unless there is injury to another person or to another
person's structure, forest land or property.
   (e) In the case of any person convicted of violating this section
while confined in a state prison, prison road camp, prison forestry
camp, or other prison camp or prison farm, or while confined in a
county jail while serving a term of imprisonment for a felony or
misdemeanor conviction, any sentence imposed shall be consecutive to
the sentence for which the person was then confined.

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