21 Oct, 2020 @ 12:45
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Manhunt launched after arsonist sets fire to seven rubbish dumps in Spain’s Mallorca

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A MANHUNT has been launched to find an arsonist who set fire to seven rubbish dumps in Mallorca.

Police are actively searching for the pyromaniac after multiple fires raged across the town of Manacor last night.

The first rubbish containers were set alight on Avenida de los Pinos.

The flames quickly spread, causing damage to a parked car and nearby tree.

These were swiftly extinguished by responding firefighters.

Within an hour another fire was called into the emergency services by concerned residents on Plaza de la Industria.

The same fire crew doused these flames, bringing the blaze under control in approximately 45 minutes.

In total, seven rubbish dumps were burned – four for general waste, two for cardboard and one for glass. 

Manacor Council say that each container has an approximate value of €220 and if caught, the suspect will be responsible for.

In recent years, arsonists have terrorised the island, where in 2019, more than 300 dumpsters were set alight.

Police thought they had put a stop to the spate of arson attacks with the arrest of a serial firestarter last year.

An unnamed father-of-one, who was behind 36 different bin blazes around the city, was arrested after being caught in the act on camera.

The man claimed his €76,000 campaign of destruction was due to police fining him for walking his dog without a lead.

This year a man accused of starting multiple fires in Palma was also arrested.

The serial arsonist, 64, was allegedly responsible for at least nine blazes.

Isha Sesay

Self-professed wordsmith living the dream in the glorious Balearic Islands. Working as a magazine Editor and Reporter for the Olive Press, I am fortunate to call Ibiza and my home.

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