In Croatia detained the minor, a suspect in six arson fires

© REUTERS / Antonio Ugopisy fires have come close to tree in Croatia. Archival photoIn Croatia detained the minor, a suspect in six arson fires© REUTERS / Antonio Property

The Croatian police have detained the minor citizen suspected of inciting six major fires in the Sibenik-Knin County. the County (district) of the Republic, reports on Friday, the portal of the newspaper Vecernji list.

Day firemen, the Armed forces and volunteers continued to fight the fire in Splitsko-Dalmatinska and Dubrovačko-Neretva counties of the Republic. Firefighting squad of the air force in Zadar directed on suppression of fires three special plane Canadair CL-415 and Air Тractor four AT-802, and also helicopter Mi-8 MTV for transportation of firefighters and equipment.

Earlier, Prime Minister of Croatia Andrey Plenkovich instructed the interior Ministry to conduct a thorough investigation of the causes of numerous fires on the coast of the Adriatic sea and the nearby mountains and investigate cases of arson.

«Juvenile detainee suspected that from 11 July to 22 August in the village of Zagrovic of the municipality of Knin five times to set fire to dry grass with a lighter to cause fire in open space, and in the day of his arrest caused a fire with a magnifying glass», — quotes the edition the statement of the police Department of Sibenik-Knin County. County.

It is noted that the actions of the detainee could lead to «material damage in especially large size». So, fire on 11 July near villages Raskovici, Colunga and Supchiki, inciting suspected minors, managed to be extinguished only on the fifth day, and the damage amounted to 1.3 million kunas (around 177 million euros). Against the teenager opened six criminal cases, they will deal with the juvenile court in šibenik.