355 S.W. 2d 742 (Tex. Civ. App. 1962)

Two boys (aged 7 and 8) entered plaintiffs’ garage while the family was away and started a fire in a small charcoal grill.  While the boys’ backs were to the fire, the fire ignited a canvas tarpaulin covering the garage door.  The fire spread, causing substantial damage to the house, garage, and their contents.

As trespassers, the boys were held liable for the entire damage.

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