In a statement, the PJ states that the crimes took place on Tuesday afternoon (26 July), in a parish of Paredes de Coura, and that “the prompt intervention of the firefighters and forest firefighters prevented the rapid spread of the fires, which were extinguished”.

“The places where the fires occurred are located in an area where there were conditions for potentially large fires in forested areas, generating enormous risk”, stressed the Police.

The 45-year-old woman “set the fires using a direct flame and easily combustible products”, said the PJ, adding that the detainee “acted in a context of psychological and emotional imbalance”.

According to the PJ, as soon as the occurrences were reported, investigations were immediately carried out that allowed the collection of “important evidence that led to the arrest of the defendant”.