The Almuñécar fire service had their work cut out for them yesterday with the tragic flat fire in La herradura and arson in Almuñécar.
The first incident we covered yesterday, but there is very little info on the arson in Almuñécar other than at least four cars were destroyed.
This is far from the first arson attack on parked cars in Almuñécar as there were cars targeted on the hill road leading up to the Castillo (Castle Hill) area in the old town last year, too. There were also the cars that were destroyed on Calle Muller, next to where the Bonsai Park was.
Furthermore, there was the arson attack against an ATM in the Town Hall Square on the 29th of September this year – a suspect was eventually arrested, which followed shortly after the arson attack on parked vehicles mentioned in the previous paragraph in September this year.
Going back further there was an arsonist attack on the underground car park beneath Alvarez Buildingon Pablo Iglesias Street back in 2012. But that was not the only one in 2012 because a woman started a fire in Queen Sofia Building on the Avenida de Juan Carlos I on the 3rd of December 2012 around 23.00h – she went to trial in April 2016. She is reported to have set light to cardboard boxes containing old clothes and footwear in the entrance hall.
Editorial comment: checking on the regional press this morning and for press releases, there is still no information of the said incident concerning torched cars parked in the Castillo area or leading up to it. The only information is on the Almuñécar fire service, facebook account, (see photo) which is scant.
(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)