Costa arsonists run riot starting 23 fires

23 fires were deliberately started last weekend in Murcia. (File) Photo Credit: Pixabay

FIRE crews dealt with 23 separate container and litter bin fires in the Murcia region and Las Torres de Cotillas last weekend.

The first of the calls was received at 11.40pm on Saturday night, where a skip had been set alight in Calle de Calvario in Espinardo.

Two hours later, firefighters were called to a deliberately set paper fire in the Churra area.


Over the next two and a half hours, crews dealt with incidents in Puente Tocinos, Santo Angel and La Alberca.

In Las Torres de Cotillas, the three container fires occurred in a 15 minute period around midnight in Calle Argentina, Oltra Molto Avenue and Santiago Apostal Street.

Local police officers and fire fighters attended each incident to ensure public safety. Anybody with any information relating to the blazes is asked to call 112.

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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