Police: Waynesville man admits to arson after 2 separate house fires

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UPDATE (May 21, 2019)– Daniel Burton was sentenced to three years in the Indiana Department of Correction, which was all suspended to probation. The first two years will be served on Community Corrections.

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BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. – Authorities arrested a Waynesville man after he reportedly admitted to police he set two separate house fires.

Just before 7 a.m. on Saturday, agencies were dispatched to the 2700 block of E. Main Cross in Waynesville on the report of a residence fire.

When units arrived, they encountered 33-year-old Daniel Burton and another fire nearby, in the 2600 block of E. Main Cross. Firefighters were able to put both house fires out.

Burton then reportedly admitted to authorities he caused both fires.

He was arrested for arson.

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