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Published: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 @ 4:10 PM
Updated: Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 3:34 AM
BEAVERCREEK — UPDATE @3:30 a.m. (March 16)
The Beavercreek Walmart Supercenter has reopened.
The store reopened Thursday after passing inspections, according to a store associate.
Solar panels on the roof of the building caught fire March 7. No one was injured.
UPDATE @ 4:20 p.m. (March 13)
The Beavercreek Walmart Supercenter remains closed after solar panels caught fire Wednesday afternoon on the roof of the building at 3360 Pentagon Blvd.
A store associate this afternoon said, “We don’t have any set date to reopen” and would not indicate how long it may take.
UPDATE @ 10:15 p.m. (March 8)
The Beavercreek Walmart store will remain closed at least through Monday or Tuesday after solar panels caught fire Wednesday afternoon on the roof of the building at 3360 Pentagon Blvd.
UPDATE @ 7 p.m.
A shopper said he was inside the Beavercreek Walmart Supercenter this afternoon when solar panels caught fire on the roof.
“I was just in there shopping. The next thing I knew they told us to evacuate,” Ray Abling of Fairborn said.
He and his wife left their cart behind and headed out of the store. He said staff didn’t say what was going on, but that no one panicked.
“When I got out to my van I looked up and seen that smoke, somewhere out back. … It was billowing black … there was a lot of smoke,” he said.
Beavercreek Twp. Fire officials said they’re waiting on Vectren to check gas lines, and Dayton Power & Light to check electric wires, that were damaged in the fire that brought crews from three departments.
UPDATE @ 4:30 p.m.
Solar panels caught fire this afternoon on the roof of the Beavercreek Walmart Supercenter.
Crews were called around 4 p.m. to the store at 3360 Pentagon Blvd. Smoke and fire could be seen coming from the roof of the store.
Walmart and nearby stores were evacuated, but adjacent stores were able to resume business after it was determined the fire only affected Walmart.
Vectren was called to shut off gas and Dayton Power & Light was called to shut off electric to the store.
A light smoke haze was reported inside the store, according to scanner reports.
The Beavercreek Walmart is on fire this afternoon.
The fire was reported around 4 p.m.
Our Storm Center 7 weather camera showed fire coming from the roof of the building.
Initial reports are that everyone has been evacuated from the building.
Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 4:49 AM
DAYTON — Dayton police and fire responded to calls of a car fire in the parking lot of Dayton Supply and Tool Sunday.
The call came in around 3:40 a.m. at the location of 140 N. Keowee St. in Dayton.
The driver of the vehicle was the only one involved and not injured.
The cause of the fire was not known.
Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 12:35 AM
— Mostly sunny skies are expected today, which will be a nice day with highs in the lower 50s, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said.
Tonight: A few more clouds are expected overnight as temperatures drop into the lower 30s.
Monday: Clouds will increase through the day with highs in the lower to middle 50s. The chance for rain returns in the evening, and with temperatures falling past sunset, a few wet flakes may mix in as well.
Tuesday: A few lingering snow showers or a wintry mix will be possible early. Mostly cloudy skies are expected with highs in the lower to middle 40s.
Wednesday: The chance for any snow looks small, but can’t be ruled out. It’ll be a cold day with highs in the upper 30s.
Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 11:51 PM
Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 12:48 AM
— UPDATE @ 12:42 a.m.:
Interstate 75 south of the Austin Landing exit just before the Springboro Franklin exit is now open after being shut down following a vehicle accident.
The single vehicle crash occurred when a car traveling northbound on I-75 drove into the median then into the southbound lane causing the car to flip at least one time, according to troopers.
One male, the driver of the car, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, troopers said.
The southbound lanes were shut down for about an hour.
It is not known what caused the accident.
UPDATE @ 11:55 p.m.:
The southbound lanes of Interstate 75 are shut down due to debris in the roadway following a rollover crash involving more than one vehicle, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Lebanon Post.
It is not clear how many people are injured, nor whether any lanes will reopen soon.
The crash was reported around 11:45 p.m. at the 40 milepost, south of the Austin Landing exit just before the Springboro Franklin exit.
Crews were called tonight to a report of an injury crash on in the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 south of the Austin Landing exit.
The crash was reported around 11:45 p.m.
According to initial reports, at least one vehicle was on its top.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Lebanon Post is investigating.
We have a crew on the way and will update this report.
Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 1:35 AM
Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 1:35 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 1:59 a.m.:
There were no reported injuries in a reported shots fired incident at K-9 Club in Dayton.
Crews are on scene of a reported shots fired at K-9 Club in Dayton located at 5100 Germantown Pike, according to regional dispatch.
The call came in around 1:15 a.m. Sunday, per initial reports.