Terms Used In Iowa Code 712.2
- Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
- property: includes personal and real property. See Iowa Code 4.1
Arson is arson in the first degree when the presence of one or more persons can be reasonably anticipated in or near the property which is the subject of the arson, or the arson results in the death of a fire fighter, whether paid or volunteer.
Arson in the first degree is a class “B” felony.