(1) A person is guilty of arson in the first degree when, with intent to destroy or damage a building, he starts a fire or causes an explosion, and;
(a) The building is inhabited or occupied or the person has reason to believe the building may be inhabited or occupied; or

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 513.020

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.

(b) Any other person sustains serious physical injury as a result of the fire or explosion or the firefighting as a result thereof.
(2) Arson in the first degree is a Class A felony.
Effective: July 15, 1982
History: Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 56, sec. 2, effective July 15, 1982. — Created
1974 Ky. Acts ch. 406, sec. 114, effective January 1, 1975.