There is hope in the stricken Spanish region of Galicia that the forest fire situation is at last coming under control. Over the last 10 days, flames have ravaged an area thought to be larger in size than the island of Malta. 44 fires are still burning in the region, while 79 have been put out or contained. Environment Minister Cristina Narbona said 27 people had been arrested on suspicion of arson, including a part-time firefighter. She told reporters that full investigations would be undertaken by the police, and no one would be immune from prosecution.