Delta Junction teen pleads not guilty to arson

FAIRBANKS- Not guilty pleas today for the Delta Junction teen being charged as an adult in two separate arson cases.

16-year-old Vasilyi Malyk faces charges of arson, first degree burglary, theft, and tampering with evidence.

Malyk is accused of starting a fire in May that burned down an Interior landmark, the Clearwater Lodge.

Court documents also revealed that a fire was set inside a Delta Junction home on August 17th while the occupants were out of town.

Fire personnel said there appeared to be two separate spots where the fire was started.

Malyk reportedly admitted starting that fire to Alaska State Troopers investigators.

Trial for his case November