No details about the arsonist are know besides he is a boy and 14-years-old. Note that Marseille is a hotbed of Third World immigrant tensions with the native French populace and there are apparent links between jihadists and similar blazes.
The men who launched al Qaeda’s English-language magazine may have died in a U.S. missile strike last fall, but “Inspire” magazine lives on without them — and continues to promote jihadi attacks on Western targets, offering detailed advice on how to start huge forest fires in America with timed explosives and how to build remote-controlled bombs.Source
A 14-year-old boy was charged on Thursday with starting a string of fires near the French city of Marseille, including one that left thousands of passengers stuck in train stations.
Police caught the boy in the act on Tuesday night in the suburb of Aubagne and he confessed to setting nearly 20 others around the southeastern city that together razed some 300 hectares (740 acres) of land.
In the most serious incident, 600 firefighters had to battle a blaze near Aubagne that sparked major rail disruption, blocking more than 3,000 passengers in stations in Marseille, Nice and Toulon.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France
France (FR) is estimated to have a population of 66.8 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.5% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 1.7 million.