The Judiciary Police (PJ) announced this Tuesday that it had detained a 70-year-old man for the alleged practice of a forest fire crime, in Paços de Ferreira, in the Porto district.
In a statement, the authority said that the fire occurred in Sanfins and was provoked using a lighter, “in an apparent framework of possible addition of alcohol”.
According to the PJ, the suspect will have “set the fire during the day, around 16:00, when temperatures were above 27 degrees”.
The area bordering the land where the fire was set is residential, with several houses and forest, a small area having burned due to the prompt intervention of firefighters“, it is added in the statement.
The detainee will be presented to the judicial authority for the first judicial interrogation and application of coercive measures.