40 people arrested in connection with wild fires occurred in Iran

40 people arrested in connection with wild fires occurred in Iran
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Some 40 people have been arrested in connection with the wild fires occurred in Iran in recent days, said Ali Abbasnejad, chairman of the organization for protection of forests, sowing areas and water resources of Iran, APA’s Tehran bureau reports.

 

He said although a part of the occurred fires was associated with dry weather condition, another part of them is suspicious and was committed deliberately.

Note that the wild fires broke out in the western and northern regions of Iran during the past weeks. The Iranian officials say these fires were committed deliberately. 

The wild fires in addition to burning of trees on the areas of several thousands hectares, have also caused the death of several environmental activists.

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