Trial set for man accused in fire that killed 2 firefighters


TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of setting a fire that killed two Ohio firefighters is set to go on trial next February.

Ray Abou-Arab already has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and other charges accusing him of starting the 2014 fire in a building he owned in Toledo.

A judge on Tuesday set his trial date for Feb. 6. Attorneys expect two or three weeks of testimony.

Authorities say he used a flammable liquid to start the fast-moving fire that killed a veteran firefighter and a rookie inside the apartment building.

One apartment resident told investigators that the fire broke out soon after Abou-Arab came out of a garage.

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