A Yachats man is in the Lincoln County Jail on charges of arson in connection with the destruction last week of his and his wife’s fifth wheel R/V as well as damage to their adjoining residence (under construction) on Camp One Road, northeast of Yachats.
Sheriff’s Deputy Barry Bruster was dispatched to a report of a house fire on Camp One Road that was described as a fifth wheel R/V, fully engulfed in flame, and was igniting an adjacent house that was under construction. Arriving fire fighters from Yachats, Central Coast and Seal Rock Fire Departments found both structures quickly becoming total losses.
As fire fighters fought the flames, Deputy Bruster was contacted by William Allison who said he was the owner of the property, had no insurance on any of it, and that he had no clue as to what started the fires. Deputy Bruster called Allison’s wife and was told that all of her personal belongs were inside the residence. Deputy Bruster said that he later learned that Mr. Allison and his wife had been quarreling and that Allison deliberately burned everything down.
Upon further investigation by the District Attorney’s Office, a warrant for Mr. Allison’s arrest was issued. He was located at another residence in Yachats and was transported to the county jail and booked on charges of arson, reckless burning and criminal mischief. Allison remains in the county jail in lieu of $330,000.