North Dakota volunteer firefighter pleads not guilty to arson

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ELGIN, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota volunteer firefighter accused of arson has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

John Iszler is charged with setting fires in Elgin this year at a John Deere dealership and a rental property. The 25-year-old entered his plea Friday in federal court.

Prosecutors say the New Year's Eve fire that destroyed the John Deere dealership resulted in more than $3 million in damages.

Investigators say the fire at the apartment complex happened Feb. 25 and put a woman's life in danger.

Prosecutors say that in both cases, Iszler returned to the scenes to fight the blazes.