Firefighter arsonists arrested

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 08-07-2018 10:21:00 · 0 Comments
Firefighter arsonists arrested

Two firefighters from Alenquer just north of Lisbon have been arrested on suspicion of setting between 20 and 30 fires in the surrounding countryside.

One of the firefighters is a 25-year-old professional and the other a 20-year-old volunteer.

The police investigation followed tip-offs from locals about suspicious vehicles near where the fires began.

The police found that the vehicles belonged to the suspects who had set the fires on their days off as confirmed by the local fire chief.

The chief said he never suspected the two firefighters but he had decided to suspend them because of the suspicions.


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