Mason City man pleads not guilty to setting multiple fires

(ABC 6 News) – A Mason City man has pleaded not guilty to setting a string of early morning fires in February.

38-year-old Zachary Bruce Sankey was arrested on February 28 and faces charges of 1st and 2nd-degree arson as well as 2nd-degree burglary.

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Mason City Police and Fire Department’s responded to numerous fire calls in the morning hours of February 28. The fire calls occurred at the following locations in Mason City.

  • 5:22 a.m. – 324 S Kentucky Avenue – garage fire
  • 5:30 a.m. – Birch Drive / N Rhode Island Avenue – brush fire
  • 6:25 a.m. – Arona Home Essentials, 3701 4th Street SW – vehicle fire
  • 6:45 a.m. – Brothers Ace Hardware, 440 S Illinois Avenue – structure fire
  • 7:15 a.m. – Gracious Estates, 777 S Eisenhower Avenue – structure fire

No injuries were reported at any of the incidents.

A jury trial for Sankey is scheduled for May 2.