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There is a suspicion of arson in the forest fire at the site of Laranjal, which started this afternoon in São Vicente. The suspicions fall on two young people. The Judiciary Police were at the scene and reportedly took two young suspects for interrogation.

According to testimonials from local residents, the two suspects were reportedly seen on a vacant lot where the fire broke out.

Meanwhile there was reinforcement in the fight against the flames, with the presence of Madeiran Volunteer Firefighters, and the helicopter was also called in.

Taken from Diario Noticias