Suspicious fire soon controlled

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Suspicious fire soon controlled
CAMPELLO: Fire was dangerously near a shopping centre Photo credit: Campello town hall

A FIRE on vacant land near Campello’s Villa Marco shopping centre was apparently deliberate, the town hall revealed afterwards.

The Local Police and Guardia Civil reached the fire immediately, armed with extinguishers, but as the flames rapidly spread and threatened nearby shops they called in the San Vicente fire brigade.

The firefighters had the blaze under control within 30 minutes but continued hosing down the area for some time afterwards to prevent the fire from rekindling.

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A box of matches and cardboard cartons found at the scene suggested that the fire was not an accident and the Guardia Civil are now examining CCTV footage for leads.

The owner of the plot will also be required to clear the land of accumulated rubbish to lessen the fire risk, the town hall announced.


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Linda Hall
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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