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Tochigi: Woman, 66, sets son’s house on fire

TOCHIGI (TR) – Tochigi Prefecfural Police have arrested a 66-year-old woman for allegedly setting fire to her son’s house in Utsunomiya City, reports TV Asahi (Aug. 3).

At around 5:00 a.m. on Friday, Chieko Ueno allegedly started the blaze inside her room on the first floor by setting the walls and ceiling on fire.

The fire was subsequently extinguished by a fire brigade about on hour later.

All of the occupants of the residence, her son, his wife and their two children, were sent to a hospital due to smoke inhalation. The severity of their injuries are not known, police said.

Police are now seeking a motive for the crime.