The fires of the recent weeks in Albania have not only been caused by the high temperatures and the drought, but also by the human hand.
This is at least alluded by authorities of justice in the country, which have put 35 people under investigation on charges of arson.
So far, authorities have arrested 12 people for arson, 19 have been released on bail and 4 others have been declared wanted.
“The renewal of pastures and the opening of new lands by people who manage forests, with the scope of evading taxes and destroying forests to benefit grants in order to cultivate new trees”, are some of the motives behind these fires.
Meanwhile, Civil Emergencies say that so far, around 600 fires have been registered in the country. /balkaneu.com/