The crime of Reckless use of Fire or Explosives in Iowa is defined by Iowa Code Section 712.5 as follows:
Any person who shall so use fire or any incendiary or explosive device or material as to recklessly endanger the property or safety of another shall be guilty of a serious misdemeanor.
A conviction for Reckless use of Fire or Explosives in Iowa can result in a sentence of up to 1 year in the county jail.
Cases that result in damage to properly or injury to a person will likely instead be charged as the more serious crime of arson in Iowa.
Anyone facing a Reckless use of Fire or Explosives charge in Iowa is well advised to exercise their right to remain silent, and seek an attorney at once.