Man pleads not guilty to starting fire at former residence

October 24, 2017

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of setting fire to a Sioux City house has pleaded not guilty.

Court records say Jesse Bigeagle entered written pleas Friday to charges of arson, criminal mischief and burglary.

The records say Bigeagle entered the home early on Sept. 19, went to the basement and started a fire there before leaving.

No injuries have been reported. The house is considered a total loss. The records say Bigeagle had lived at the house.

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