Man arrested in Murcia for starting eight forest fires

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Guardia Civil
One of the areas set ablaze (left) and Guardia Civil officers arresting the accused (right)

A MAN has been arrested in Murcia for allegedly starting eight forest fires in Abaran and Blanca.
The arrest came after a series of forest fires at the start of August, one affecting a 15,000 square metre area, in Tollos de Blanca showed signs of being intentionally started.

Another four fires in Darrax also appeared to be intentionally started, affected a total area of 1.7 hectares.

Thanks to collaboration between the police and eagle-eyed residents, a 20-year-old man was arrested after he was seen leaving moments before one of the fires started.

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The Spaniard could face between 10 and 20 years in prison.

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