The Judicial Police, through the Department of Criminal Investigation of the Guard, with the collaboration of GNR Pinhel have identified and arrested a man, strongly suspected of causing a forest fire in Bogalhal/Valbom in Pinhel municipality, since the start of the month.

The fire consumed an area of one hectare of pasture, bushes and trees, and put at risk the extensive surrounding forest area. Further destruction was avoided due to the prompt action of firefighters.

The fire is believed initiated by the detainee who has  an apparent psychotic disorder and was acting out of revenge. The detainee, 29 years, with no known police record, will be present to the judicial authorities, for the first judicial interrogation and appropriate enforcement measures.