Man admits responsibility for Al-Hummar fire

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AMMAN — A man confessed to police that he was responsible for the fire which broke out in Al-Hummar forested area near the Royal Stables west of Amman three days ago, said the spokesperson of thePublic Security Directorate (PSD).اضافة اعلان

The PSD spokesperson said police investigations identified the perpetrator, who admitted that he barbecued in the area that day, but that he overlooked to put off the fire before leaving and saw the flames as he drove off. He will stand trial in an Amman court, the spokesperson noted.

Sunday’s fire spread over an area of 50 dunums and in many directions as the wind shifted. It was thought to have started in an open area of dry grass before reaching wooded patches.

Between 30 and 40 horses from nearby stables escaped to the main street as thick smoke engulfed their stalls.

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