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GNR catches suspected arsonist

A 20-year old man was arrested on August 22 by GNR police on suspicion of starting a fire in the Mata do Ludo area, close to Quinta do Lago.

The fire broke out at about 4pm in this protected area of ​​the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa.

Firefighters from Loulé, Faro, Olhão, Albufeira and São Brás de Alportel, aided by 15 firefighting vehicles and a helicopter, fought the flames, which engulfed 2.5 hectares of scrub and pine forest.

The suspect will now be presented to court.