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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A probationer accused of using a blow torch to set a fire between two homes in Normal Heights pleaded not guilty Wednesday to four charges, including arson and possession of flammable material.

Enrique Madrigal faces 13 years and four months in prison if convicted, said Deputy District Attorney Ted Fiorito. The 26-year-old defendant was ordered held without bail.

The prosecutor said Madrigal was sentenced in July for starting a fire in a local park and was placed on probation.

About 2 a.m. Monday, Madrigal was caught setting fire to brush and plants in a one- to two-foot area between houses in the 5100 block of North Mountain View Drive, the prosecutor alleged.

"Fortunately, the victims' dogs started barking and awoke them and alerted them to what was going on," Fiorito said outside court.

The prosecutor said Madrigal had a blow torch and some engine degreaser -- used to accelerate the fire -- when he was arrested nearby.

In addition to felony charges of arson of property and possession of flammable material, Madrigal faces a misdemeanor count of giving false name to a peace officer.

He is due back in court on Oct. 10 for a readiness conference and Oct. 15 for a preliminary hearing.

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