A 52-year-old man was identified by PSP on Thursday afternoon at 3:00 pm after being caught red-handed setting a fire near a block of apartments in the Tranqual site in Campanario.
PSP collected testimonials on the spot and the case was handed over to the Judicial Police.
The arsonist is a repeat offender, having already set fire to the same area in the past.
There were three members of the Ribeira Brava Volunteer Firefighters on scene, who quickly extinguished the fire.
Soak him in petrol, and leave him in an empty room with a box of matches, is what I would do….