Berlin : At least 13 people were slightly injured late Thursday night during a fire in a home for asylum-seekers in the south German city of Esslingen, news reports said.
Two male residents of the home for asylum-seekers, ages 21 and 28, were arrested for being suspected of setting the fire.
According to police, one of the suspects has already confessed to the crime, citing family problems as the motive for his action.
Some 40 people were inside the building when the fire broke out.
Several inhabitants of the home jumped out of the window or tied up bed sheets to get down.
Homes for asylum-seekers have in the past been targeted in arson attacks and fire-bombings by mostly neo-Nazi thugs.
The worst incident happened in the northeastern port city of Rostock in 1992 when neo-Nazi hoodlums torched a hostel for asylum-seekers following several days of riots.