Video captures moment arsonist sets fire to grass in southern Italy – video

A video has been released by the Italian carabinieri military police showing a hidden camera capturing an arsonist starting a fire in the countryside.

The video released on 6 August showed a person light a match and place it on the grass before running away near Montesarchio, a town 31 miles (49km) from Naples in Italy. The man was arrested.

In Italy, the civil protection authority warned on Monday of more fires to come as temperatures in parts of the country reach 45C.

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