Video surveillance would have made it possible to identify the individual suspected of being the cause of three arson attacks which mobilized the emergency services on August 4 in Les Mureaux (Yvelines).

The suspect turned out to be ten years old.

The boy was arrested near a park where the first and third fires broke out, reports

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The child denied the facts and no instrument used to produce flames was found on him.

He lives in Les Mureaux.

The suspect's age makes custody illegal.

His parents came to pick him up at the police station after his arrest.

He will be summoned by the police at a later date.

Fires extinguished by firefighters

The first fire had ravaged 2,000 m2 of vegetation in the early afternoon.

The flames had spread quickly because of the drought of the plants.

A hedge had subsequently been found on fire some 200 m further on.

300 m2 of brush had then been burned at the end of the afternoon.

The fires had always been brought under control.


Hérault: A volunteer firefighter suspected of being an arsonist in police custody

In Vienne, the arsonist started fires on family land

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