France: a man stopped in time by courageous people as he was about to set fire to the forest
Louis Torronde - C19 Tamar news
Several men intervened to stop a criminal who was trying to set fire to the Var forest, he was arrested by the Police Sunday.
Unfortunately, the fires are not always accidental, it is also the fact of criminals in power who take pleasure to see burning the magnificent landscapes of the Var coast and the south of France.
The Gendarmerie du Var announced Sunday the arrest of a 56-year-old man “who had just lit a fire on the edge of the D559 between Rayol and Cavalaire” in the Var. The witnesses of the criminal act managed to stop the fire which had just begun, they did not hesitate to risk their lives to stop this fire which could have done considerable damage.
Fortunately, he will be prosecuted because he presents himself as a mentally deficient man when he was aware of the criminal acts committed.
Too many forests disappear during the summer because of people who are totally criminal, who kill nature and who are able to murder civilians and firemen who risk their lives every day.
Smoke from wildfires, especially forest fires, causes an average of 339,000 deaths per year worldwide.
Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia were the most affected with 157,000 and 110,000 deaths respectively.
The research is published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives and was unveiled at the annual conference of the American Society for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), meeting this weekend in Vancouver, British Columbia (western Canada).
“Particulate emissions from wildfires are an important contributor to mortality worldwide,” this research concludes.
The authors primarily measured the impact of particulate matter in smoke smaller than 2.5 micrometers, which forms a significant portion of the smoke from these fires.
They also applied a model recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) to determine the annual mortality from all smoke-related causes in different regions of the world.