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Fire-breaks out in Fuvahmulah swamp

The fire on the Fuvahmulak marsh grounds.

A fire broke-out in the Fuvahmulah City swamp on Thursday with firefighters struggling to control the flames.

The iconic swamp had been devastated by a series of fires last months with locals alleging arsonists behind the fires.

Fuvahmulah council had earlier insisted that the fires could not be a random but the acts of a group of "delinquents". The council however could not offer any explanation as to why the party responsible would be setting the fires.

Police have been investigating the accusations but there have not been any arrests thus far.

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