| They are attributed the alleged responsibility of the crime of forest fire | The fire burned about 2,000 square meters of forest Apparently it is a negligence, when throwing the remains of a barbecue, ashes and coals still burning on the ground where there was dry herbaceous grass The Civil Guard of the Region of Murcia has carried out an investigation, aimed at clarifying the causes of a forest fire that occurred in the municipality of Blanca, which has culminated in the identification, location and investigation of two residents of the town who were he has instructed them as alleged perpetrators of the crime of forest fire. On the afternoon of July 28, a fire broke out in a place in the municipality of Blanca that affected nearly 2,000 square meters of forest trees and scrubland, and that in a few hours was controlled and extinguished by the means of extinction of fires. Members of the Nature Protection Service of the Civil Guard took charge of the fire investigation and carried out the corresponding investigations to clarify the causes of the fire and, where appropriate, identify its perpetrators. The civil guards carried out an exhaustive technical-visual inspection at the fire site that made it possible to find out the starting point of the incident and that the fire originated in a negligent manner by depositing the remains of ash and embers from a barbecue on the ground where there is grass dry herbaceous that, together with the weather conditions, caused its ignition and combustion, producing a spread of fire through plant continuity, giving rise to forest fire. The analysis of the information obtained during the investigation has allowed the Civil Guard to identify two residents of the municipality who are, presumably after the authorship of the deposit of the remains of a barbecue that caused the forest fire. Once all the necessary evidence has been obtained, the Civil Guards have located and investigated the suspects, who have been prosecuted as alleged perpetrators of the crime of forest fire due to negligence. Collaboration with the Environmental Agents of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia (CARM) has been key in the research carried out by the Civil Guard. Wildfire crime The perpetrators of the crime of forest fire, contained in the current Penal Code, are committed by those who set fire to mountains or forest masses and will be punished with prison terms of one to five years and a fine of twelve to eighteen months. Those investigated, along with the proceedings, have been made available to the Investigating Court of Cieza (Murcia).
Source: Ministerio del Interior