Fire suspect arrested on Leros

Fire suspect arrested on Leros

A 20-year-old foreign national was arrested on Saturday and charged with starting Friday’s fire on the southeastern Aegean island of Leros.

The fire began in the area of Merikia and soon spread, burning more than 4 hectares of pine forest.

The suspect, who is a resident of the island, appeared before a prosecutor on the nearby island of Kos.

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