Those arrested could be prosecuted under an environmental protection law that provides for a maximum 10-year prison sentence for setting fires to clear land.
The fires -- usually started by illegal burning to clear land for farming -- have unleashed choking haze across Southeast Asia, triggering diplomatic tensions with Indonesia's neighbours.
Illegal blazes to clear land for agricultural plantations have been raging on Sumatra, Borneo islands, with Indonesia deploying water-bombing helicopters, thousands of security forces to tackle them.
NASA has called Africa the 'fire continent' that's home to at least 70 per cent of the 10,000 fires burning worldwide on an average August day.
The group exhibition of 23 artists ‘Belong to the Earth’ ongoing at IconArt Gallery focusses on environmental issues
The dramatic scale of this year's fires is the result of a significant acceleration of deforestation for the lumber industry, for agriculture or for other human activities.
The data comes as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro faces growing criticism over his anti-environment rhetoric, which activists blame for emboldening loggers, miners and farmers in the Amazon.
The fire broke out on Wednesday afternoon in Aude, southeast of the city of Carcassonne, in forests that were classified as having a 'severe' risk of fire because of a recent drought.
Tuesday's blaze on the island of Evia was burning through a nature reserve in a thick pine forest where access by land was difficult.
Siberia's Krasnoyarsk region, which stretches all the way to the Kara Sea and the Arctic Ocean, can be seen blanketed in smoke by satellite photos from NASA.
As fires sweep across millions of hectares enveloping Siberia's cities in black smoke and noxious fumes, environmentalists warn of a disaster threatening to accelerate the melting of the Arctic.
Tourism is a pillar of Croatia's economy, with visitors flocking to hundreds of islands and islets along its stunning Adriatic coast.
Officials said Tuesday that the blaze in Luebtheen, about 170 kilometers northwest of Berlin, is the biggest in the history of Mecklenburg Western Pomerania state.
The court said, “While entrusting the responsibility of a particular zone, to protect the forest, personal responsibility should be fixed on the office concerned in case of any untoward incidents.
Advocate Uniyal moved the apex court last Friday to seek urgent steps to protect forests, wildlife and birds from wildfires in Uttarakhand.