After receiving the reports from the Nature Protection Service (Seprona) of the Civil Guard and the forestry agents, the State Attorney General has verified the “intentional” origin of the fire of Sierra Bermeja, although he recognizes that still does not have “sufficient data on the possible authorship”
In a statement, the State Attorney General’s Office explains that, indeed, Seprona agents detected “several initial foci originating practically simultaneously and close to two points on a road with little traffic, with the possibility of parking vehicles, which may point to an intentional etiology ”.
Of course, it states that “taking into account the special complexity of the investigation work and given the priority at this time of the extinction work, not enough data available so far on the possible authorship of the same ”. For this reason, they will continue investigating and, for this, proceedings have been initiated before the Ronda Guard Court of Instruction.
The Prosecutor’s Office highlights the seriousness of this fire that at this time has devoured more than 7,000 hectares, highlighting “the lamentable loss of a worker’s life of the extinction teams (and two other injured people), in addition to enormous damages from the environmental point of view, since it is an area of great environmental wealth, affecting to date up to three protected natural areas -ZEC of the Sierra Bermeja and Real, ZEC of the Genal River Valley and Natural Park of Los Reales de Sierra Bermeja.