Fine and jail sentence for Felix fire-starter

A COURT has ruled a nine-month suspended prison sentence and a fine of €578.46 for a Felix resident for setting off a wildfire in the Los Multillas area of the locality in 2017 as a result of the “seriously careless and negligent” burning of undergrowth.

The court found him guilty of piling up dry thickets in a forest, non-agricultural zone and of “not adopting adequate preventative measures to prevent the fire spreading.”

The blaze affected half a hectare.

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Cathy Elelman

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.

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