Police have refused to identify the suspect but say that patrols are actively looking for the person and they expect an arrest later today, although Europa Press breaking news has said that the person has now been arrested and charged.
The person has been reported to be a A.F. (69), who set fire to the hills after using a radial saw to cut metal sheeting in his property. He is to be charged not with arson but with negligence causing a wildfire, which according to Diario de Sevilla could result in him having to assume the costs of the operation and up to five years in jail.
It’s nice to know that my sources were correct!
Police are also investigating whether another fire set at the same time in Antas was the work of an arsonist.
An Infoca team continues to patrol the mountains looking for “hot spots”, points where the vegetation retains heat and which could reignite.