Briton, 43, is arrested on suspicion of sparking huge forest fire near Costa Del Sol resort
| Natalia Penza For Mailonline
5/20/2019 10:46 PM EST
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A British man has been arrested on suspicion of starting a forest fire near the Costa del Sol tourist resort of Nerja which took two hours to bring under control.
The unnamed 43-year-old reportedly confessed the blaze had got out of hand after he lit a small fire to burn rubbish.
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High winds and the dry ground helped fan the flames, which led to the mobilisation of three helicopters along with firefighters on the ground.
The blaze affected part of an area known in Spanish as Cerro de San Isidro, a small rocky hill between two rivers near the town of Nerja on the eastern end of the Costa del Sol.
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