AROUND one in two of the wildfires in the Marina Alta area are started intentionally, statistics show.
According to figures from the CREAMA Marina Alta Consortium for Economic Recovery and Activity’s observatory, which collects data on the 33 member municipalities and the region, of the 22 fires in the region in 2018 half were started on purpose.
Just over 27 hectares went up in flames over the year.
Denia was the most affected locality in terms of area, accounting for 48 per cent of the total. With four blazes in 12 months Javea had the highest number of fires.