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Man arrested over Monday’s wildfire in western Peloponnese

Man arrested over Monday’s wildfire in western Peloponnese

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a wildfire that broke out on Monday in the western Peloponnese, in the area of Tsameika, near the port city of Patra.

According to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency the man is facing charges of arson by negligence as he reportedly started the blaze accidentally while carrying out farm work.

The fire has been brought under control, though there was no clear indication as to the extent of the damage it caused.