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Man Accused of Arson in Louisville, KY, After Setting Self-Storage Facility and His Own Leg on Fire

A man was arrested this week for allegedly starting a fire inside the Louisville, Kentucky self-storage unit that he rented, then fleeing the property while his own leg was ablaze. The Sunday fire at A-1 Self-Storage happened at 3:45 a.m., according to sources.

The main building at 2133 Frankfort Ave. was destroyed. Nearby units were also damaged by smoke and water. It took 40 firefighters to extinguish the inferno.

Surveillance video from the facility shows Jeffrey Burton, 47, leaving his storage unit. Investigators determined the fire was deliberately set, and no one else was observed at the property at the time. No other injuries were reported.

Burton was arrested on Wednesday. The charges include arson, and wantonly causing destruction or damage to a building by intentionally starting a fire. Arson in the third degree is a Class-D felony.

A-1 Self Storage is locally owned by the Cunningham family, who also operate the adjacent business, Cunningham Door & Window.

Sources:
WDRB, Authorities Say Suspect in Frankfort Avenue Warehouse Fire Left Scene 'With His Leg on Fire'
WDRB, Early Sunday Morning Fire Causes Damage at A-1 Self Storage
WLKY, Man Arrested for Arson in Storage Warehouse Fire on Frankfort Avenue

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