Arrest made in blaze in Old Town Dayton’s historic district

December 28, 2022 GMT

DAYTON, Nev. (AP) — An arrest has been made in an October fire that tore through historic buildings, including a beloved hotel, in Dayton.

Lyon County authorities say Jonah Watson was arrested Tuesday on at least three arson-related charges. He was booked into a Carson City jail before being transferred to a county jail.

It was not immediately known Wednesday if Watson had an attorney.

The Oct. 13 blaze decimated three buildings in Old Town Dayton that were over a century old.

People who were in the historic Fox Hotel at the time were safely evacuated.