ALFRED, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --

Former Old Orchard Beach fire chief Ricky Plummer pleaded not guilty to charges of arson in York County Superior Court Thursday morning.

Plummer is charged with felony arson in relation to a fire that he allegedly set that burned 42 acres of marshland in Old Orchard Beach on April 15.

Plummer is out on bail.

His attorney offered no comment, and his next court date was not announced.