• Police: Man was drunk before causing South Park vacant home fire

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    SOUTH PARK, Pa. - South Park police have arrested someone in connection with a house fire Wednesday morning.

    Investigators told Channel 11 the fire started at a home on Grove Road just before 1 a.m. 

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    When firefighters arrived at the scene, flames were shooting through the roof, and the fire quickly escalated to two alarms, officials said. 

    No one was hurt while fighting the fire, officials said.

    PHOTOS: Firefighters battle 2-alarm fire in South Park

    Firefighters, the fire marshal and police were at the home for nearly six hours.

    A witness told police Jeremy Burton was acting like a "lunatic."

    According to police, the man was drunk and setting things on fire in his backyard.

    A neighbor told police he saw Burton throwing those items onto the back porch of a neighboring house, setting it on fire.


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    When police went into the neighboring home to try to get anyone out who may have been inside, they found Burton lying in a bed.

    After becoming very confrontational with officers, he was arrested.

    Neighbors told Channel 11 no one was living in the home at the time of the fire, and the fire chief confirmed that the building was vacant.

    Burton is now facing a list of charges, including arson.


     

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