The owner of an Ohio apartment building has pleaded not guilty to starting a fire that killed two firefighters, reports The Associated Press (http://bit.ly/1fRV456).
Ray Abou-Arab appeared in a Toledo court Tuesday morning to face charges that include aggravated murder and aggravated arson. He pleaded not guilty to all 13 counts.
Abou-Arab, 61, was arrested just days after the fire in late January that killed a veteran firefighter and a rookie. He is being held on a nearly $6 million bond.
Court documents allege Abou-Arab was in a garage at the site of the fire near downtown Toledo just before an apartment resident said she saw the blaze break out.