Drifter held on suspicion of setting fire on vacant house

Okinawa Police arrested a 72-year-old unemployed man without a fixed address on suspicion of an unlawful entry and arson in connection of a house-fire that occurred in Miyasato, Okinawa City in the morning of Sep. 16th.

According to Okinawa City police, the man is suspected of entering the vacant one-story concrete house that burned out about 6:30 a.m. on Sep. 16th. Six fire trucks put out the blaze about two hours later.

No one has been living in the house for about 10 years. Police are investigating the cause of the fire including a possibility of arson.

23:10 24 Oct , 2016