14-year-old girl sets fire to her house in Gunma
A 14-year-old girl was arrested Sunday night after setting fire to the home she lived in with her father in Higashi-agatsuma in Gunma.
The girl, a second-year junior high school student, allegedly started the fire in the hallway around 7 p.m. Sunday, which resulted in the 80-square-meter one-floor wooden home being destroyed. The girl called police shortly after she started the fire. Her 48-year-old father, who was sleeping at the time, awoke and the two fled the house.
The fire took firefighters 2 1/2 hours to extinguish. According to police, the girl said she was really angry when she started the fire and wanted to let her anger out.