Intentional Fires, Numerous Arsonists Arrested
Albanian Daily News
Published August 14, 2017
Some 30 suspected arsonists have been handcuffed by the State Police during the recent weeks. They are now being interrogated by the police officers in relation to the wildfires that burned hundreds of acres of forests and pastures.
A 21-years old man, named Jorgo .R was arrested in Saranda on suspicions of being the author of an intentional fire in Leshnice village. Over 50 acres of pine trees and bushes were burned due to the massive flames.
Meantime a teenager was arrested by Vlora police on grounds of arson. A cigarette thrown among the woods caused a massive blaze. The strong winds encouraged the flames which quickly approached a fireworks factory situated nearby.
The Gjirokastra police also arrested a 70-years old man, whose name has not been disclosed, at the end a quick inquiry on the origin of a massive blaze.
The arrested individuals will now be charged with arson and public asset destruction through fire.