Ar­son­ist re­manded.

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A 47-year-old man who was re­manded in cus­tody yesterday af­ter be­ing charged with ar­son over a large blaze on Satur­day in the area of Nea Sklavaina in Ae­toloacar­na­nia in the Pelo­pon­nese is be­lieved to have in­sti­gated at least 10 fires over the past three years, ac­cord­ing to in­ves­ti­ga­tors. State of­fi­cials es­ti­mate that Satur­day’s fire razed at least 300 hectares of land in­clud­ing farm­land and forest­land as well as caused se­ri­ous dam­age to ware­houses and other build­ings. A blaze that broke out on July 19 in the same area also re­sulted in sig­nif­i­cant dam­age. It re­mained un­known whether that fire was also the work of the 47-year-old, who was ar­rested last Sun­day fol­low­ing com­plaints by lo­cal res­i­dents.

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