Fire Protection of Forests and Vegetation

ORS 477.092
Liability for destruction of property by wildfire


As used in this section, “wildfire” has the meaning given that term in ORS 477.089 (Recovery for property damage).


A person is not liable in a civil action for injury to or destruction of property arising out of a wildfire, except to the extent evidence demonstrates that:


An action or inaction of the person constituted negligence or a higher degree of fault; and


The action or inaction caused or contributed to the cause of the wildfire or caused or contributed to the spreading of the wildfire. [2013 c.307 §3]
Note: See note under 477.089 (Recovery for property damage).


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