Staff of the Fire and Air Consortium have attended yet another incident at the mouth of the Segura this morning as Guardamar’s arsonist returned to action, and he has again avoided the vigilance that has been set up by the Guardia Civil

Officers are saying that they have found matches at the scene of the latest outbreak, virtually the same area where we have seen four previous fires in the last ten days.

Almost all of the available firemen were deployed from the station Vega Baja Sur in Torrevieja and the sub-station in Almoradí, as well as the forestry brigade from Guardamar and two airplanes and a helicopter- The zone affected by the fires is not particularly accessible .

The fire was detected at about 1.30pm in the afternoon and was brought under control within about 30 minutes, however it has destroyed a further 1000 square meters of pine forest in an area that is very popular among residents, known locally as the “cholesterol route.”

For now, neither the Local Police nor the Civil Guard are any closer to finding the arsonist but they feel confident that it is only a matter of time.