The Army’s prevention activity regarding the phenomenon of forest fires. The Carabinieri of Reggio Calabria, with the help of the Helicopter Squadron “Hunters of Calabria”, during a service aimed at the prevention and repression of environmental crimes, have A 54-year-old man from Reggio who was caught setting a fire on state land has been reported at liberty. The timely intervention of the Army averted a certain environmental disaster and probable damage to public safety. In fact, the memory of the serious forest fire that affected a large portion of the Aspromontese green area last summer is still alive, generating strong fear among the population residing in those localities. In those terrible days, again due to the actions of the arsonists, numerous hectares of forests went up in smoke and some homes were damaged. Even in that case, the immediate and tireless intervention of the Carabinieri made it possible to save some people who were stuck in their apartments and to limit the spread of the flames as much as possible, working in close synergy with the fire brigade personnel.
The proceeding is currently in the preliminary investigation phase and the principle of not guilty applies to the suspect until the final sentence.