The suspect, who’s in his 30s, works as a forest ranger to forestall fires and as a part-time firefighter. He was arrested on Wednesday and has admitted to beginning three forest fires – in quest of adrenaline.
“When asked about the motive, he explained that he had done this to provoke an operation by the fire department to save him from an oppressive family environment and because of the adrenaline rush he received in connection with these operations,” says prosecutor Fabrice Belargent in an announcement .
In an interview with the French information channel BFM TV, the person’s lawyer says that the firefighter throughout questioning expressed “very strong remorse and feelings of shame” and that he apologized to his colleagues.
The fires, which occurred amid a warmth wave within the nation, pressured 1000’s of individuals to evacuate.
In the occasion of a conviction, the person dangers as much as 15 years in jail and a tremendous of 150,000 euros.