Land owner accused of starting big forest fire in Spain’s Valencia area

TWO people are being investigating for starting a forest fire in Valencia Province that incinerated a 2,000 m2 area.

A land owner in Cerda is accused of breaking the law by deciding to burn prunings less than 30 metres away from a forest.

The Guardia Civil and forest fire investigators determined that his reckless behaviour caused the blaze.

The fire started from either a spark or ember reaching woodland.

The landowner had no authorisation for the outdoor burning of materials.

Two Spaniards- aged 58 and 65- face legal action over the blaze.

A report has been sent to the Xativa court along with the Environment Prosecutor’s Office in Alzira.

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