By Cathy Elelman • 17 February 2019 • 19:24
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THE CANTABRIA Government called for military assistance as more than 700 fire fighters battled some 50 forest fires.
Cantabria President Miguel Angel Revilla said he believed 99 per cent of the blazes had been started intentionally, describing those responsible as “pyromaniacs” and as having “disturbed minds.”
Revilla also said the fires were seriously damaging the ecosystem and Cantabria’s natural heritage.
The regional Government called for public collaboration on preventing further fires from breaking out and identifying anyone who had deliberately caused a fire.
Most of the blazes are in hilly, rural areas, the relatively high temperatures and strong southerly winds making fire fighters’ job more complicated.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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