Russian teenager arrested after police suspect ‘bonfire while hiking’ caused Marbella fire

LAST UPDATED: 3 October, 2017 @ 10:44 am
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A RUSSIAN teenager has been arrested over the fire the erupted on the La Concha in Marbella over the weekend.

Some 5.9 hectares of forest area was affected after the flames broke out late on Saturday night.

The fire, first reported by the Olive Press, was in the Juanar area between Ojen and Marbella at around 11.15pm on Saturday.

The 19-year-old suspect is believed to have started a bonfire in the area after getting lost during a hike.

The exact causes are still to be determined by INFOCA, who are still investigating.

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