Terre Haute Man Accused Of Setting Fire To His Own House

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – A Terre Haute man is now facing charges after his home went up in flames Tuesday night.

50-year-old Wayne Burton was arrested by deputies and is facing several charges after police say that he was arguing with and trying to fight fire fighters.

Police say that Burton said that he didn’t have insurance and that he could burn his own house down.

The report states a neighbor told investigators she received a phone call from Burton’s girlfriend who said Burton had poured gasoline all over her and a mattress in a bedroom.

Burton also allegedly threatened fire fighters.

Officers say that Burton had to be forced into a police car and that the tried to kick a window out of the vehicle.

Burton faces charges of arson, disorderly conduct, and obstructing a working firefighter.

Jail records show that he is next scheduled to appear in Vigo County Court next Tuesday ( 1/21/20).