They arrest a septuagenarian accused of causing a forest fire in Congalla

They arrest a septuagenarian accused of causing a forest fire in Congalla

A person who started a dangerous forest fire ended up in custody, this occurred in the town of Carcosi, in the district of Congalla, province of Angaraes.

The detainee was identified as Agustin MF (79), who was arrested for being implicated in the alleged commission of the crime against natural resources, against forests or forest formations, which is typified in article 310 of the Penal Code.

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The fire affected an average of 70 hectares, where there were wild plants and pines, for which, after strenuous efforts, neighbors and police managed to control and extinguish it.

After arresting him, the uniformed men took him to the police facilities, they also informed the representatives of the Specialized Prosecutor for Environmental Matters of Huancavelica to continue with the proceedings and investigations of the case.

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On the other hand, firefighters from the Alberto Benavides de la Quintana Company, night watchmen and others, managed to control a fire on the Sillapata hill, in the Virgen del Carmen neighborhood of Lircay.

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It transpired that this fire started after a neighbor was burning used clothing on the slopes of the hill.

After more than five hours of hard work, they managed to control it.

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