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Law Summary

It is a class A misdemeanor to wave a burning torch around in the air.

Full Text of the Law

941.10 Negligent handling of burning material.

(1) Whoever handles burning material in a highly negligent manner is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

(2) Burning material is handled in a highly negligent manner if handled with criminal negligence under s. 939.25 or under circumstances in which the person should realize that a substantial and unreasonable risk of serious damage to another's property is created.

History: 1977 c. 173; 1987 a. 399.


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