A 55-year-old man is currently in police custody as part of the investigation into the fire at the Lazaret forest in Anglet. The facts took place on Saturday May 14 around 1 p.m. He’s a homeless man known for acts of arson, who is still being heard by investigators, after his arrest shortly after the start of the fire. A disaster that had done little damage, 150 square meters had burned. The fire was quickly brought under control by firefighters who were alerted by residents.
The sad memory of the Pignada fire
If a human act seems to be the cause of the facts, the investigation must determine whether it is intentional or not. The Bayonne public prosecutor’s office ordered a expertise to determine whether it is an accidental or voluntary gesture. This fire, which caused no casualties, recalls the trauma of the neighboring Pignada fire on Thursday July 30, 2020. Several dozen hectares had been ravaged by the flames.