Woman arrested after setting fire to her home


Police in Masuda, Shimane Prefecture, said Saturday they have arrested a 40-year-old unemployed woman on suspicion of arson after she set fire to the home where she lives with her ailing father.

Police said the woman’s father, who is in his 70s, has been hospitalized for some time and the woman was at home alone when the fire began. 

Local media reported that flames were seen coming from the first floor of the home at around 4 a.m. Friday. The woman ran out of the house and called 119. The fire was extinguished at around 6:15 a.m.

Police said the woman has admitted starting the fire, which destroyed most of the first floor, but gave no motive.

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Could have been an accident. Happens all the time where I come from. All the time.

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Hmm, maybe she was hoping for insurance money? Father hospitalization has to cost a lot....

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People, please - Caring for an elderly person can drive one to insanity. It took three people - my BIL, me, and my wife - to care for my FIL, and even then, we were at wits end. More social outreach is required.

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She should say: “I was Drunk”, works every time

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