A 53 year old local man of the Canary Island La Gomera has been arrested in connection with the fires which has affected more than 800 hectares of agricultural and low mountain land and also saw hundreds of people being evacuated from their homes on Saturday. It is thought he started the fire by accident when burning off scrub on his land in Ibo Alfaro.


The weather has improved which has helped the fire fighters control the blaze. It is hoped to be officially under control later today.