Reckless Burning Law and Legal Definition

A person is guilty of reckless burning if s/he:

a. recklessly starts a fire or causes an explosion which endangers human life;

b. having started a fire, whether recklessly or not, and knowing that it is spreading and will endanger the life or property of another, either fails to take reasonable measures to put out or control the fire or fails to give a prompt fire alarm; or

c. damages the property of another by reckless use of fire or causing an explosion. [State v. Durant, 674 P.2d 638, 639 (Utah 1983)].