Firebug fightback in Malaga

LAST UPDATED: 19 Apr, 2012 @ 13:10
0
SHARE
Firebug fightback in Malaga

By Eloise Horsfield

IT has taken an incredible 12 years for justice to prevail.

But a Malaga man has finally been given six months in prison and ordered to pay 1.5 million euros in compensation for causing a fire that razed a large area of Estepona and Casares in 2000.

The blaze – that destroyed 176 hectares – began when the man ordered workmen to cut through metal tubes with a chainsaw while trying to repair an electricity pylon.

Many expats had to be evacuated and one Briton’s home was completely destroyed.

Meanwhile, in Nerja a 60-year-old retired Guardia Civil officer has been arrested for starting a dozen fires around Maro and Cerro Gordo in October 2011.

SHARE
Previous articleA real Spanish town
Next articleKing Juan Carlos: I am sorry
DO YOU HAVE NEWS FOR US at Spain’s most popular English newspaper - the Olive Press? Contact us now via email: [email protected] or call 951 273 575

BE THE FIRST TO COMMENT...

The Olive Press are not responsible and do not moderate individual comments before they are posted. Anyone who uses racist, sexist, homophobic or xenophobic language or hate speech will be blocked.

HAVE YOUR SAY...