A 59-year-old Marbella woman suffered burns to 70% of her body after her partner allegedly started a fire in two parts of their house this morning.
Firefighters were called to the house around 2 am after reports of a blaze and found the woman with serious burns to her arms and torso. She was taken to the Costa del Sol Hospital and later transferred by helicopter to the Virgen del Rocío Hospital in Seville due to the severity of the injuries.
The man, a 63 year old Spaniard, was arrested. Medical sources report that he suffers from a mental illness, and before starting the fire had tried to assault the woman with a mobile phone. The Fire Service confirmed that the blaze had been started deliberately in the living room and another room in the house.