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Sheriff: Man admitted to setting fire to 2 homes

WAYNESVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — A man is in jail after admitting to investigators that he set fire to two houses early Saturday morning. 

Daniel Burton, 33 of Waynesville, was being held without bond at the Bartholomew County Jail on Saturday on one preliminary count of arson, Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers said in a release.

Crews from the Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire at Burton’s residence in the 2700 block of East Main Cross Street around 7 a.m. Saturday. While talking to Burton, deputies with the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office realized a home about a block away, at 2634 E. Main Cross St., was also on fire. 

Firefighters were able to extinguish both fires, which Burton admitted that he set, the sheriff’s office said in a release. 

No other information about the fires was released Saturday afternoon, pending the ongoing investigation. 

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