September 21, 2009

Police probe fire at Noriko Sakai’s house

Police in Japan say they suspect arson in the Katsuura blaze that tore through a house rented by singer and actress Noriko Sakai.

Sakai and her husband, Yuichi Takaso, were arrested during the summer and indicted for allegedly keeping illegal drugs at the vacation home.

The Kyodo News service said police think Sunday's fire at their house is one of a rash of blazes set in the area this weekend.

No injuries were reported in the fire.