Domestic Battle Leads To House Burning Down

Bay County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a Lynn Haven area man for setting fire to his own house at mid afternoon Monday.

60-year-old Dannie Barwick had been reportedly having an argument with his wife most of the day.

They say he set the couple’s home on Kirkwell Ave at East 24th Street on fire around 1:30 and then used gasoline to speed up the process. The home was located just south of Mowat Highlands on the east side of Lynn Haven.

Barwick’s wife of 30 years, called for help and firefighters did what they could. The smoke and flames could be seen two miles away and the home was a total loss.

Deputies say Barwick has admitted setting the fire. He is charged with arson and domestic battery.