The smoke cleared in the investigation on the fire of the forest of Chiberta in Anglet (Pyrénées-Atlantiques). A person was indeed arrested and was to be presented to the court after a judicial inquiry, said Friday, August 7, 2020 the public prosecutor of Bayonne. In a press release, the prosecutor's office announced the holding of a press conference on Friday to 18 hours of the prosecutor of the Republic of Bayonne, Jerome Bourrier, " in the light of new evidence revealed by the investigation [...], and the opening of a judicial investigation that day, with presentation of a person in question ".
"there has been an intervention of the man"
In detailing the initial findings from the survey on " human origin ", the vice-prosecutor Caroline Parizel had said : "there has been no lightning or electrical wire that would have caused a spark. It is, therefore, a human action, which means that there has been an intervention of the man, but it can be a cigarette butt, or a broken bottle that would have been magnifying effect. "
Remained in the survey: "the most difficult ", according to the magistrate, to determine if the fire is of accidental origin or criminal, with a fire volunteer. The levies had been made for the purposes of analysis. The investigation has already determined a unique area of fire starting in the vicinity of the rugby stadium Orok Bat, in the edge of the forest of Chiberta.Updated Date: 07 August 2020, 09:33