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(A) The owner, operator or lessee, an employee of any owner, operator or lessee, an occupant, and any person in direct control of any building regulated under the state building code, upon the discovery of an unfriendly fire, or upon receiving information that there is an unfriendly fire upon the premises, shall immediately, and with all reasonable dispatch and diligence, call or otherwise notify the fire department concerning the fire, and shall spread an alarm immediately to all occupants of the building.
(B) As used in this section, UNFRIENDLY FIRE means a fire of a destructive nature as distinguished from a controlled fire intended for a beneficial purpose.
(R.C. § 3737.63)
(C) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.
(R.C. § 3737.99(E))