La Palma suffers devastating country fire

A German man who was living in a cave in the zone has been arrested for allegedly starting the blaze accidentally by burning a piece of toilet paper

Firefighters tackling the blaze on La Palma Photo: EPA

THE Canary island of La Palma has suffered a devastating countryside fire which took one life and forced thousands from their homes before being brought under control after burning for five days. A 27-year-old German man resident on the island has been jailed without bail on suspicion of starting the blaze accidentally.

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