A 44-year-old man suspected of having caused several fires to start on Wednesday July 27 in Ardèche, with around 1,200 hectares burned, "
acknowledged the facts with which he is accused
", announced the Privas prosecutor's office in a press release on Thursday.
The suspect "
who had a significant alcohol level during his arrest
" confessed after being "
confronted with numerous testimonies collected by the investigators
" establishing his presence and that of his car at the start of the fires, according to the same source.