Preliminary inquiry set for Bathurst man charged with arson

A two-day preliminary inquiry has been set for a Bathurst man charged following a devastating fire in the city's downtown in 2015.

Perry Kinsman pleaded not guilty to several arson charges yesterday (Monday) afternoon and has elected to be tried by judge alone.

He'll remain behind bars until his next court appearance May 3rd.

Kinsman has been in custody since his arrest last August.