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Tue Dec 29, 2015, 05:13 AM

Arsonists blamed as 130 wildfires raze northern Spain natural parks

What evil heart would compel someone to do this?

At least 2,000 hectares (5,000 acres) of "extraordinary ecological value" has burned in the region over the past week, much of it located in two natural parks, it added in a statement.

"This threatens the present and future of Cantabria's landscape," the head of the regional government of Cantabria, Miguel Angel Revilla, said after visiting the site of one of the blazes.

He added that "99 percent" of the fires were deliberately set.

"There are arsonists, people with bad intentions who are taking advantage of weather conditions never seen before in Cantabria" to set fires, Revilla said.

Cantabria has since September received scant rainfall with average high temperatures of 23 degrees Celsius (73 degrees Fahrenheit), he said.


http://www.thelocal.es/20151229/arsonists-blamed-for-130-wildfires-raging-across-northern-spain

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