No charges for Scottish tourists believed to have caused Magaluf forest fire

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TWO teenaged Scottish tourists are believed to have caused a forest fire on the uninhabited island of Sa Porrassa, located off the coast of Magaluf.
The dense smoke curtain could be seen on Wednesday afternoon from several points on the Calvia coast. At around 8.30pm, barely an hour and a half after it began, the fire was extinguished after burning down more than two hectares.
The two youngsters are reported to have tried fleeing the scene in a pedalo. However, they were caught shortly after by Guardia Civil, who will not be pressing charges against them as they believe the fire to have been an accident caused by a cigarette butt.
Most of Mallorca was yesterday at a high risk for fires as it had been alerted by the Emergency Services 112.
The Porrassa Island, although uninhabited, is a popular stop for tourists who spend their vacations in the Magaluf area.

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