Three recent French wildfires were arson – prosecutors

Two forest fires that broke out in northwest France last week were caused by arson, prosecutors said today, taking to three the total of deliberately started blazes in recent weeks. The two fires in normally wet and blustery northwest Brittany came during a fierce heatwave that has scorched Europe over the last fortnight. They are …

Wildfire in southwest Turkey rages; ARSON suspect detained | Reuters

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said one suspect had been detained in connection with the blaze, which started around 8 p.m. (1700 GMT) on Tuesday, adding the person had admitted to burning down the forest out of frustration due to family issues. “We have had a suspect since this incident started,” Soylu told reporters. “Police and …

Wildfires rage across wine-growing southwestern France, ARSON suspected | Reuters

PARIS, July 19 (Reuters) – Wildfires raged across the Gironde winegrowing area of southwestern France on Tuesday, where a man has been taken into custody suspected of arson, authorities said. The fires, fanned by scorching heat and strong winds, have spread across 19,300 hectares (about 75 sq miles) in the countryside surrounding Bordeaux since July …

Authorities not ruling out ARSON in Colorado wildfire | Fox News

“We are actively investigating a number of tips that came in yesterday and last night from the community,” Sheriff Joe Pelle told NBC 9 Saturday. “One of those tips has resulted in us executing a search warrant on a property.” Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said Sunday that the FBI would be assisting in the investigation …