Suspected arsonist arrested on Cephalonia island

A prosecutor on the Ionian island of Cephalonia is due to question a 31-year-old man who was caught by volunteer firefighters starting a fire in a wooded area near the island’s southern tip.

The man, who has been questioned by authorities in the past in connection with various incidents, admitted that he had also started two more fires, which had brought the firefighters to the area in the first place.

After being arrested on the spot, the 31-year-old admitted to starting the three fires but did not explain his motives. He was found to be carrying a pistol.