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.