crime of willfully and maliciously setting fire to property

Arson is a crime. When someone deliberately sets fire to a building, vehicle, etc. they do not own and they want to cause damage, it is called arson. A person who commits arson is an arsonist. Arsonists usually use gasoline or kerosene to start a fire. An accused in the act of arson is generally booked for mischief by fire or explosive substance under the section 435 of Indian penal code,1860 (IPC).

The Skyline Parkway Motel in Afton, Virginia after an arson fire on July 9, 2004.