The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has held that maintaining a dilapidated structure can create a fire hazard and hence may breach a duty owed to adjoining property owners, and if a conflagration erupts, it is for the jury to decide whether that condition constitutes the legal cause of the resulting harm.
Ford v. Jeffries, 474 Pa. 588, 379 A.2d 111 (1977).
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