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Motel owners are accused of setting the fire at the site, authorities say

Inder Singh, left, and Satinder Singh were arrested and indicted for arson, deliberately their own Super 8 Motel fire, authorities say.
(Lane County Jail)

The two owners of a Super 8 Motel in Oregon were Sunday arrested, accused of deliberately setting fires in their own company two times in three days in the last month, reports said.

Inder Singh, 29, and his uncle, Satinder Singh, 50, were arrested on arson charges. The authorities have not said if a motive has been determined, the Oregonian reported.

The authorities said the two men are suspected of setting fires in the motel around 9: 20 p.m. Nov. 22, Thanksgiving night, in Creswell, about 2 hours south of Portland, the paper reported, quoting the police. The fire was quickly extinguished.

There was a total of at least seven people in six rented rooms during the holidays, the report said.

Then two days later another fire was around 1:40 a.m., police said. Fire officials responded and put out the fire.

It was not immediately clear if the suspects had lawyers.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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