The actions of the 55-year-old man were deliberate and aimed at setting fire to the forests on the island – the local gendarmerie authorities informed, quoted on Tuesday by the newspaper “Diario de Mallorca”.
It added that the criminal activity of the German detainee on Monday did not cause major damage on the island only thanks to the quick intervention of firefighters.
The information from the services shows that all of the burnings took place in the municipality of Calviain the west of Mallorca.
On Tuesday, the Spanish military police also detained a farmer from the area of the northern city of Burgos, who on Sunday caused a large fire there. The fire that consumed 3,000 ha of meadows and forests, it was built as a result of the detainee using one of the agricultural machinesdespite the ban on field work in the region.
Forest fires have occurred in various parts of Spain since the beginning of summer and meadows. On Tuesday, the largest fires continue in the autonomous communities of Castile and Leon, Andalusia, Galicia and the Canary Islands.