Arson Suspected in Spanish Asylum Camp Blaze

Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire at an asylum camp for 'unaccompanied minors' in Melilla, one of Spain's autonomous cities on the African continent.

Multiple cabins were destroyed in a blaze at the Rostrogordo Provisional Reception Center for Minors over the weekend, according to reports.

Firefighters determined the fire was likely started with the help of accelerants, as flammable fluids were found to have been deployed on the structures, which are reportedly fireproof.

"Two wooden cabins were set alight and it was only thanks to the rapid intervention of the firefighters, who arrived on the scene within minutes, that the forest didn’t go up in flames," EuroWeekly News reports.

"Even though the camp currently houses around 200 minors, the cabins, which are used as bedrooms, were empty at the time and no casualties have been reported."

Mohamed Ahmed, Melilla's Councilor for Youth, Minors and Family, praised camp residents for "immediately" calling emergency crews to notify them about the blaze.

"North African migrants burning down an asylum center in Melilla, Spain, last night, citizen journalist RedPilledPoland reported on social media. "Spanish taxpayers (12% GDP drop during COVID-crisis of 2020) will pay for new housing for the migrants."

Migrants setting fire to asylum centers in their host countries has become a common tactic used to force relocation, as Infowars Europe has often reported.


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