Hardly A Coincidence!

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Hardly A Coincidence!

AUGUST FIRES: Firefighters called out several times, hardly a coincidence. Fears that the spate of Marina Alta fires were intentional abated recently as time passed without another blaze.

These were soon rekindled after a security camera at a Cala de la Barracavilla filmed several flashes in a nearby stand of pines, followed by a fire.

This was the same place where fire broke out two weeks earlier and the CCTV footage appears to confirm suspicions that this, as well as three other fires in Javea and Gata, were deliberate.

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Residents, fearing a repetition, managed to control the fire as the vegetation was damp, thanks to the rain that fell that day, while the Balcon al Mar volunteer firemen were soon on the scene, together with the Denia fire brigade, Policia Local and Guardia Civil.

This and the other fires last month all occurred in a triangle formed by Javea, Gata and the Jesus Pobre road that links both town. The authorities, who believed at the time that the August fires were too much of a coincidence, continue their investigations which have intensified following the latest Cala de la Barraca incident.

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Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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