Cause determined in Centerville house fire 

Published: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 10:50 AM
Updated: Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 7:13 PM

RAW: Flames shoot out of Centerville home

UPDATE @ 4:23 p.m. (Feb. 16):

A house fire on Shawnee Trail a week ago was started by discarded smoking material, according to firefighters.

UPDATE @ 7:06 p.m. (Feb. 12): Crews battled flames at a house on Shawnee Trail on Friday. 

>>Fire reported on Dayton Oxford Rd in Franklin

According to Washington Twp. Fire Chief William Gaul, damage to the house and belongings was estimated at approximately $250,000. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation, Gaul said. 

UPDATE @ 12:30 p.m.:

A homeowner called 911 after his Shawnee Trail house caught fire Friday morning, destroying the building.

Firefighters said the homeowner was transported to a local hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation, but he’s expected to be OK.

SKY 7: Centerville fire

According to firefighters, they were able to contain the fire, but did spray water on neighboring homes to make sure flames didn’t spread.

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Ron Kuhn lives in the neighborhood and looked outside and within minutes smoke filled the area and suddenly fire started pouring out of the house.

The majority of damage to the house was on the right portion, which is where the chimney was located, however firefighters have not said what caused the fire.

It’s not known if the house had working smoke detectors, firefighters said.

UPDATE @ 11:30 a.m. 

A home on Shawnee Trail was severely damaged after a fire broke out Friday morning. 

One person has been transported to an area hospital for smoke inhalation and burns, according to initial reports. 

We have crews on the scene and we’ll update this page when we learn more. 

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FIRST REPORT

Heavy smoke and flames have been reported from a house fire on Shawnee Trail in Centerville Friday morning.

Crews responded to the home in the 300 block of Shawnee Trail around 10:40 a.m. 

Initial reports indicate all occupants were able to evacuate before fire crews arrived on scene. 

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Rain returns this week, flooding a concern

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 4:27 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 11:01 AM

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Clouds will give way to more sunshine this afternoon. It should be a nice looking day with highs in the middle 40s.

  • Rain returns tomorrow
  • More rain mid-week
  • Flooding possible the next few days

TONIGHT: Clouds return this evening and overnight tonight with rain arriving towards daybreak Monday. Temperatures overnight will be steady in the lower 40s.

MONDAY: Rain returns, and it could be heavy at times. While the chance for storms is not all that high, it can’t be ruled out. Highs will be in the lower to middle 60s.

TUESDAY: More dry time is expected, but storms will be possible later in the evening. Highs will be near 70 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Rain showers are expected with highs near 60 degrees.

THURSDAY: The chance for rain continues mainly south. Highs will be in the middle 40s. 

FRIDAY: The chance for rain returns again Friday. Highs will be in the middle 50s.

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Injury crash reported I-75 northbound in Dayton

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 12:18 PM

Crews have responded to an injury crash on Interstate 75 northbound near West Second Street.

The far left lane was shut down around 11:50 a.m. Sunday.

Traffic has slowed in the remaining lanes.

We are on the scene working to learn more.

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OVI crash overnight knocks over AT&T pole, closes part of road

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 10:10 AM

Wires Down Old Springfield Road

Old Springfield Road at Stillwater River is closed due to an OVI accident overnight. 

>>Eliminations and changes to RTA routes go into effect

The road between State Route 48 and Kley is closed after a vehicle hit an AT&T utility pole Sunday around 2 a.m., according to Butler Township Police.

According to police, AT&T is now at the scene. 

It’s not known if there were any injuries. 

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Smartphones and depression

Published: Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 6:10 PM

Smartphones and depression

 

A disturbing link between teens with smartphones, depression and even suicide.

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A look at whether this alarming phenomenon is just a coincidence or a trend that needs urgent attention. 

News Center 7 shows you the small changes parents can make that may help kids better manage Monday beginning at 5 p.m. 

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