Palma.—On Wednesday night at 9.50pm, the blaze, which had been raging since Monday afternoon and destroyed over 69 hectares of wood and scrub land, was officially declared extinguished.

But, over night warm winds appear to have breathed new life into the fire by yesterday morning and a helicopter and a water bomber plane were called in to support fire fighters on the ground as they returned to the scene to try and put the fire out again.

Elsewhere on the island, fire fighters were battling a blaze in Sant Llorenç.
A helicopter and a water bomber were also assisting fire fighters on the ground as yesterday's strong winds made controlling the fire increasingly difficulty.

In the meantime, the investigations into the spate of wild fires which have broken out across Majorca this summer continued.
In the wake of two suspected arsonists being arrested on Wednesday in connection with the fires in Son Vida, Guardia Civil sources said yesterday that they are confident that it is just a matter of time before those responsible for the fires in Andratx and Paguera are arrested and put on trial.

And, once they are arrested, they can expect severe penalties if found guilty.

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