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France: a volunteer firefighter caused forest fires to look for “adrenaline”

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France: a volunteer firefighter caused forest fires to look for “adrenaline”

France: a volunteer firefighter caused forest fires to look for

The “arsonist firefighter” is accused of generating several large fires.

The fireman arrested this week in France accused of causing several forest fires in the south of the country confessed to having done so to search for “adrenaline“, according to the prosecutor of Montpellier.

The accused, dubbed by the French media the “incendiary firefighter“He acknowledged that he was behind several fires on May 26, July 21 and July 26.

In mid-July, in the midst of a heat wave, two fires in the southwest of the country burned more than 20,000 hectares of forest.

“When asked about his motives, he said he did so for the fire brigade to intervene it will take him out of the oppressive family environment and for the excitement and ‘adrenaline’, in his words, that the interventions caused him, “the prosecution said.” He also claimed to seek social recognition, “they added.

The volunteer firefighter, who has not been identified but is in his 30s, works primarily as a forest ranger and fire prevention is one of his duties.

The "arsonist firefighter" is accused of generating several large fires.

The “arsonist firefighter” is accused of generating several large fires.

His lawyer, Marie Bar, explained on television that during the interrogation “he showed a lot of regret and, above all, a strong feeling of shame “.

“He apologized to the firefighters he works with, who he calls his big family. He is a person with a great devotion to his work,” remarked his advocate. “In a way, he feels relieved by her arresting him. He’s having a hard time explaining it, he sees it as an addiction,” he explained.

If he is condemned, faces 15 years in prison and a fine of 150.00 euros (approximately $ 153,000).

“It is a shame to have such individuals in the organization,” former brigade colonel Ludovic Pinganaud said on television.

Source: Clarin

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