General Laws of Massachusetts - Chapter 148 Fire Prevention - Section 54 Lighted cigarettes, etc. likely to cause fire; dropping or throwing from vehicles or placing on forest lands or fields

Section 54. Whoever drops or throws from any vehicle while the same is upon a public or private way running along or near forest land or open fields, or, except as permitted by law, drops, throws, deposits or otherwise places in or upon forest land, any lighted cigarette, cigar, match, live ashes or other flaming or glowing substance, or any substance or thing which in and of itself is likely to cause a fire, shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than thirty days.

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