Ibiza fire starter remanded in custody

The man suspected of starting the forest fire on the island of Ibiza has been remanded in custody without the possibility of bail.

The man, a 50 year old Argentine national, has been charged with arson by negligence and could face further charges of endangering lives in a protected area.

The fire is thought to have started when the man approached some beehives with a smoke device, dropping one of the coals which then started the blaze. The fire is now ‘stable’ but has destroyed about 1,500 hectares of pine forest, around 2.5% of the total area of Ibiza.

The detainee, if convicted, could face between 7 and 10 years in prison.

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