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Who's Been Torching Forests in Spain?

Forest fires in the northwestern Spanish region of Galicia have killed four and destroyed tens of thousands of acres of forestland. Most of the fires are now under control. Officials say up to 90 percent of the blazes were started intentionally. Farmers have traditionally set fire to woodlands to create pastures but, in addition, arson has been used as a weapon to carry out vendettas.

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