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Suspected pyromaniac arrested

A homeless man has been arrested suspected of initiating several wildfires in the pine forests of Guardamar del Segura over the last two weeks.

Guardamar del Segura. Photo: Joanbanjo, Wikimedia Commons.

He is suspected of starting 8 wildfires in the pine forest at Guardamar del Segura over the last 15 days.

The man who is in the 50’s was arrested on Friday but was released after 72 hours due to lack of evidence. During the 72 hours he was in jail, no new fires were started. This afternoon, the man was arrested after another fire occurred in the pine forest.

The man lives in the pine forest and suffers from mental illness. The court will be asked to take action to keep the man away from the municipality.