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Spain: One killed in forest fire after German sets toilet paper alight

Spain, La Palma
August 4, 2016 at 13:43 GMT +00:00 · Published

A forester has been killed in a forest fire in La Palma on Wednesday, after a 27-year-old German national set fire to toilet paper after defecating. The suspect was subsequently arrested by Spanish Civil Guard patrol and is currently awaiting trial.

The forester, 54 year old Francisco Jose Santana was killed trying to bring the fire under control. 700 people have been evacuated from the areas of Tacande, Sans Nicolas and Jedey.

The unnamed German male lit the toilet paper, claiming he did not want to leave traces in the forest, after defecating near a cave where he lived.

Firefighters and hundreds of volunteers are tackling the fire, which has spread quickly because of high temperatures and the surrounding woodland. The fire has already destroyed parts of the Caldera de Taburiente National Park.

Video courtesy: @brif_iglesuela

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A forester has been killed in a forest fire in La Palma on Wednesday, after a 27-year-old German national set fire to toilet paper after defecating. The suspect was subsequently arrested by Spanish Civil Guard patrol and is currently awaiting trial.

The forester, 54 year old Francisco Jose Santana was killed trying to bring the fire under control. 700 people have been evacuated from the areas of Tacande, Sans Nicolas and Jedey.

The unnamed German male lit the toilet paper, claiming he did not want to leave traces in the forest, after defecating near a cave where he lived.

Firefighters and hundreds of volunteers are tackling the fire, which has spread quickly because of high temperatures and the surrounding woodland. The fire has already destroyed parts of the Caldera de Taburiente National Park.

Video courtesy: @brif_iglesuela

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