Provision

Whoever does, with fire or any combustible matter, any act so rashly or negligently as to endanger human life, or to be likely to cause hurt or injury to any other person, or knowingly or negligently omits to take such order with any fire or any combustible matter in his possession as is sufficient to guard against any probable danger to human life from such fire or combustible matter, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.


Simply Put

This section makes rash or negligent conduct with respect to fire or combustible matter an offence. It says that whoever does any act, with fire or any combustible matter, which is so rash or negligent as to be dangerous to human life, or to be likely to cause hurt or injury to any person, or with knowledge or with negligence makes an omission to take such order with any fire or combustible matter which he possesses as is sufficient to guard against any probable danger to human life from such fire or combustible matter, shall be punished with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to six months, or with fine extending up to one thousand rupees, or with both.



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