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Wannabe fireman caught starting fires in Greece August 10, 2010

Posted by Yilan in Yunanistan.
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A would-be fireman was brought before justice on the Greek island of Corfu on Monday after being caught starting fires to boost his job chances, a court source said.

The 38-year-old confessed to having started nine brush fires in the last fortnight after unsuccessfully lobbying local officials for a municipal firefighter’s job. He was released pending trial in February.

All the fires were put out before causing damage.

Scores of fires break out in Greece every summer, aided by high temperatures and strong winds and frequently attributed to arson, though perpetrators are rarely caught.

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