Woman arrested on suspicion of arson

in World · 11-08-2020 18:27:00 · 0 Comments

The Judicial Police (PJ) of Braga detained a 57-year-old woman suspected of starting a forest fire registered on 4 August in the Peneda-Gerês National Park (PNPG), in the municipality of Terras de Bouro, announced the authorities in a statement.

According to the PJ, the fire consumed about two hectares of herbaceous vegetation, bush and trees, "not having reached greater proportions due to the rapid intervention of the firefighters".

The PJ adds that the defendant, resides in the parish where she started the fire

"Substantial evidence was collected, which led to the arrest," said the statement.


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