A minor and a woman were arrested in Rincón de la Victoria, suspected of having caused a fire near the Urbanización de La Cala del Moral.
Several residents claimed to have seen both of them in the area just when the fire broke out on a piece of land (brush and an almond orchard) just below a block of flats.
The emergency number 112 received several calls starting at 19.05h on Monday the 16th to say that there was a brush fire near Calle Sierra de Ronda, just 200 metres from housing. Thanks to the intervention of an Infoca helicopter to help out the fire fighters tackling the flames, the fire was put out by eleven that same evening.
Some eyewitnesses to how the fire began recorded with their mobile phones the two individuals abandoning the area.
According to the Guardia Civil, who were charged with investigating the cause of the fire, the suspects claimed that the fire had started by accident when they had been smoking in a nearby abandoned cortijo.
(News: Rincon de la Victoria, Axarquia, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia – Photo: Still from Video)