A man suspected of setting a series of fires in North Park, Hillcrest and University Heights earlier this month pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of arson today.

Joseph Benenati was arrested Friday. Firefighters say the fires were mostly contained to a 10- to 12-block area. They included everything from a carport, fence fires and trash.

Investigators think he may have been riding a bike from one location to the next.

Bail has been set at over $1 million.