Deliberate Fire Started in Forests of Spain
According to officials, a massive forest fire in Galicia, northwest Spain, was deliberately set near the town of Ribas de Sil, sending vast plumes of smoke into the air.
Today, Tuesday, local authorities announced that a huge forest fire that broke out in 2,500 acres of forests in the Galicia region in northwestern Spain was deliberately lit.
The fire, which broke out near the town of Ribas de Sil on Monday afternoon and sent huge plumes of smoke into the air, blocked roads and halted rail traffic in the area.
Regional environment chief Manuel Rodriguez told a news conference that the fire was clearly intentional.
The investigators discovered multiple locations where the fire was raging simultaneously, Rodriguez said adding that whoever did it is well aware that it will do a great deal of harm.
Authorities have notified Rairos village residents who could be on the line of fire, but have stated that no houses are now in danger.