Boys suspected of starting one of wildfires in southern France that have destroyed homes and forced evacuation of thousands

Two adolescent boys are to go before a judge on Friday on suspicion of deliberately starting one of the wildfires that devastated parts of south-eastern France and Corsica this week.

The two boys, both aged 16, were stopped on Wednesday by police who believed arson was behind the blaze in Carros, north of Nice, where 150 hectares (370 acres) of vegetation were burnt, according to the deputy police prosecutor of Aix-en-Provence, Rémy Avon.

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