On Tuesday the Guardia Civil arrested, for the second time in three days, the person allegedly behind the eight forest fires that have happened in the pine woods of Guardamar del Segura. The arrest took place with the help of the Local Police and Valencian Police
The alleged pyromaniac was arrested the first time on Friday and after being held for 72 hours, the maximum time permitted, was released on Monday afternoon. Then on Tuesday another fire was started which was quickly put out by firemen from Almoradí and Guardamar.
After this latest fire the man was identified as a suspect again and taken to a health centre then a refuge in Elche, according to Mayor José Luis Sáez.
The person arrested, whose age has not been revealed, is a homeless man who may suffer from mental problems, according to police sources.