Debtor torches his own home

A man in debt in Tadten in Burgenland’s Neusiedl am See district set his own house on fire early Saturday morning, police said.The man, 35, used flammable liquid to torch the house in four different places.Police said the man had given contradictory accounts of what had supposedly happened and finally confessed to having started the fire owing to financial difficulties. They added the man had hoped to be able to pay off debts with insurance money.Police arrested the man, who is in custody in Eisenstadt.