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Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire


Friendly Fire — an intentionally kindled fire that remains within its intended confines, such as in a furnace or fireplace. The courts have generally held that property insurance written on a named perils basis does not cover damage done by a friendly fire. However, property insurance written on an all risks basis does cover damage from a friendly fire, since there is no exclusion for such damage. Contrast with Hostile Fire.

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