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Arson means illegally starting a fire. There are different types of arson -

Simple arson
To deliberately start a fire with malicious intent to cause damage to property belonging to someone else.

Reckless arson
Starting a fire and being reckless as to whether this would endanger life.

Arson with intent
This is when a fire is started with the intent to endanger life.

Sentences for arson can vary depending on the amount of damage caused and the intent when starting the fire.

Arson offences can carry a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

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