Pyromaniac firefighter raises blaze arrests to 27

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14 August 2006, GALICIA — A firefighter was arrested by a group of residents in Galicia who claimed he was buying petrol to start more fires, it was reported on Monday.

14 August 2006

GALICIA — A firefighter was arrested by a group of residents in Galicia who claimed he was buying petrol to start more fires, it was reported on Monday.

The man, who was not named, was allegedly spotted with a litre of petrol and 14 lighters.

He was handed over to police, bringing the number arrested for allegedly deliberately starting the fires, to 27.

Meanwhile, fire authorities in the northwestern province claimed on Monday they were winning the battle against the forest fires which have scorched the region.

But 48 new fires started and 15 were still out of control.

On Sunday, they managed to bring 100 smaller fires under control.

Four people have been killed in the fires since they started last week.

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Subject: Spanish news

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