HARDWICK, Vt. — Police have arrested a Hardwick man accused of causing two arson fires in town.

WCAX-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2r35uk6 ) that 19-year-old Brian Couture Patrick faces two felony counts of second-degree arson. His attorney said Wednesday that he is pleading not guilty.

Police say one fire was set in November 2016 at an empty town storage building and second destroyed a historic flood zone property in late May.

Police say he confessed to lighting egg crates to start the November fire but told police he wasn’t responsible for the second fire.

Information from: WCAX-TV, http://www.wcax.com

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