Of course they are still there, walking around for their honours. The authorities are better off not lowering their guard, just as it would be convenient for us citizens to be on the alert, as the arsonists do not give up on their destructive efforts. They are acting again. The remains of the equipment are already located, some rudimentary but effective, with which the mountain is set ablaze knowing that they will cause serious damage, even endangering many people, and that they will be able to return to their homes. and livelihoods, besides creating a serious environmental impact.
Police investigators have more and more resources, including sophisticated technology. Arsonists know this. Knowledge of the environment and how extinguishers work, together with the passive participation of their neighbors, allows them to assess the risks and act with a certain penalty. Capturing them red handed unimaginable; It is very difficult to identify them and it is almost impossible to gather evidence to convict them.
The great wildfires of Valdeoras and O’Courelle of an unprecedented magnitude had their origins in natural events. There are abundant witnesses who confirm this. They were caused by lightning from exceptionally dry storms with large electrical equipment, which affected some mountainous areas in the provinces of Orens and Lugo.
The fire spread rapidly with the devastating effect of thousands and thousands of hectares due to weather conditions. The operations he fought could do nothing more than protect a few population centres. In other cases, however, it was impossible in the face of an unstoppable advance of giant flames, which was able to save some of the flames and cross rivers, and which turned those places into a real hell. The theme of the Dantesque show this time came like gloves.
prevention is the key
Awareness campaigns are useless, even the calls for civic responsibility to the authorities are short. Those who intend to burn the forest are also not afraid of the prospect of facing the rigors of the Penal Code and increasingly tough legislation on environmental crime. They know that by setting fire they commit not one but many serious crimes. But in some cases they are motivated by a pure desire to cause harm, in others with the intention of causing harm or with the intention of obtaining benefit for their particular interests. To do so they cause fires when and where they can, not one, but two or three at a time to make it difficult, if not impossible, the task of the operation which is to extinguish them. Arsonists, whose mental disorder prevents them from controlling the destructive impulse, walk with little thought.
Police officers, the prosecutor’s office and even several parliamentary commissions concluded some time ago that the Galician mountains are not burned by organized gangs, but by individuals who perform different functions, each on their own. , and yes, they can match in their choice of strategy and timing, when it is easier to spread the flames and more complicated then fighting them. “Incendiary terrorism” has been completely rejected, as well as the political motives of those who burned the mountain. There is no evidence, only assumptions and conspiracy theories. But the arsonists are still there. They are not born. They create and reproduce. They are not rehabilitated even after being punished. They usually turn. There is very little to do on that side. Prevention is the key. A productive forest, a vibrant rural environment (which is much more than a theme park for urbanites to enjoy), a substantial forestry policy that generates and distributes wealth … and that we truly believe When the forest burns, something of ours burns: the present and the future turn into ashes and smoke. @Whole world