Firefighter injured in house fire on Fernwald Drive in Beavercreek

Published: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 3:48 PM
Updated: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 7:06 PM

Fire destroys Beavercreek home

UPDATE @ 6:55 p.m.:  The house fire on Fernwald Drive caused damage estimated at more than $100,000 and destroyed four vehicles in the attached garage, said Deputy Chief Scott Dorsten, Beavercreek Twp. Fire Department. 

One firefighter suffered a minor injury and one civilian was evaluated at the scene but did not require a trip to a hospital, Dorsten said. 

He said the cause and origin of the fire remain under investigation. Flames burned through the home's roof and destroyed the garage in addition to the vehicles. 

Crews were dispatched on a report of a garage fire, Dorsten said, and the flames extended into the attic of the house. 

Crews from Kettering and Sugarcreek Twp. assisted Beavercreek Twp. firefighters, the deputy chief said. 

The residents will have to stay elsewhere because of the damage to the structure and its contents, which Dorsten estimated at $150,000 to $175,000 -- not including the vehicles.

UPDATE @ 4:28 p.m.: 

No one was injured in the fire, the Beavercreek Twp. fire marshal said.

UPDATE @ 4:10 p.m.: 

Flames have broken through the roof of a ranch-style home on Fernwald Drive. 

There is heavy damage to the home. The garage and about half the house appear to have been destroyed.

Fire reported on Fernwald Drive in Beavercreek

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There also is a pickup truck in the driveway that has been heavily damaged by fire.

INITIAL REPORT

A fire has been reported on Fernwald Drive this afternoon.

Initial reports indicated a garage was fully engulfed at the house in the 3900 block of Fernwald around 3:40 p.m.

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We’re working to learn more.

Deputies investigating cause of double-fatal motorcycle crash

Published: Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 7:15 PM
Updated: Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 9:17 PM

FROM THE SCENE: Spring Valley fatal crash

UPDATE @ 10:05 p.m.

A man and woman from Xenia were killed after the motorcycle they were riding collided with a Dodge Charger in Spring Valley Sunday night, according to troopers.

U.S. 42 remains closed as crash investigators work to learn the cause of the crash and the party responsible, our crew reports.

Troopers said the victims on the motorcycle, both in their mid-20s, were wearing helmets at the time of the crash a third victim in the Dodge is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries.

A third female victim in the Dodge was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A preliminary investigation reveals the motorcyclist was northbound on U.S. 42 when the driver of the car attempted to turn onto the highway from Spring Valley Paintersville Road.

Troopers said at this time speed and failure to yield are being considered causes, but a definitive answer will not be available until investigators are finished.

UPDATE @ 9:13 p.m.

Two people are dead after the motorcycle they were riding crashed on U.S. 42 in Greene County, according to troopers at the scene. 

Our crew is told both victims were wearing helmets at the time of the crash. 

A woman riding in a black Dodge Charger involved in the crash was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

U.S. 42 is closed at its intersection with Spring Valley Paintersville Road as an investigation continues

Our crew remains at the scene and is working to learn what caused the crash.

UPDATE @ 7:58 p.m.

At least one person is dead following a motorcycle crash in Spring Valley Sunday night, according to our crew at the scene. 

A motorcycle and black car can be seen near the intersection of U.S. 42 and Spring Valley Paintersville Road. 

Initial reports indicate a call to CareFlight was cancelled after crews arrived at the scene. 

U.S. 42 has been closed at its intersection with Spring Valley Paintersville Road as troopers investigate.

We are working to confirm multiple details with deputies in this developing story.

EARLIER REPORT

CareFlight has been requested to the scene of a motorcycle crash in Greene County. 

Crews were dispatched on a report of a crash involving a car and motorcycle just after 7 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 42 and Spring Valley Paintersville Road. 

Initial reports indicate a motorcyclist on scene has been seriously injured. 

We have a crew heading to the scene as we work to learn more.

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Family celebrates birthday of Miamisburg teen killed in wrong-way crash

Published: Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 8:54 PM

Family celebrates birthday of teen killed in wrong-way crash

Family members gathered for a birthday celebration Sunday to honor Kalip Grimm, the 2017 Miamisburg High School graduate killed in a wrong way crash Monday night on I-675 in Centerville. 

Grimm would have been 19 today.

"It’s the worst feeling to know you're celebrating your son's birthday one day and burying him the next,” Grimm’s mother, Stacey Grimm said.

Grimm was killed when the car he was driving was hit head-on by a wrong-way driver. Family and friends will gather tomorrow for funeral and memorial services.

A memorial pamphlet honoring Kalip Grimm, a Miaimisburg teen killed in a wrong-way crash on I-675 Monday.

"He was the most compassionate person. It didn't matter time of day, if anybody needed anything he'd be right there,” Stacey Grimm said.

News Center 7’s Sean Cudahy reports hundreds of people visited the family today with some offering kind words and others sporting new tattoos honoring Kalip.

"I'm at so much peace right now to know how many people's lives he touches,” Stacey Grimm said.

'"I've had several people tell me that when 'I was going through a hard spot Caleb brought me out of it.”

Friends of Kalip Grimm show off new tattoos remembering the Miaimisburg graduate killed in a wrong-way crash Monday. Sean Cudahy/Staff

Family and friends released balloons in the air Sunday after singing ‘Happy Birthday’ in linked arms.

“We had no idea how he touched people outside of our family,” Kalip’s step mother, LeAnn Crone.

Crone said she remembers Kalip as the person who pulled his family together.

“Anybody that knew him...knew kalip...biggest heart ever...he'd give you the shirt off his back,” Crone said.

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Pilot uninjured after plane flips on Greene Co. airport runway

Published: Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 4:22 PM
Updated: Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 5:57 PM

Plane crashes attempting to land

UPDATE @ 6:15 p.m.

High winds played a role in the crash of a single-engine plane at Greene County's Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport Sunday, according to troopers. 

The plane's pilot was landing on the runway when wind gusts sent the two-seater aircraft onto its top. 

Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar reports wind gusts in the area of the airport registered as high as 22 mph earlier today. 

Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar

Troopers told our crew the pilot was flying in from an airport near Bradford before crashing. 

The airport will reopen once crews clear the scene and remove the now upright plane from the runway.

UPDATE @ 5:52 p.m.

A pilot is uninjured after the plane he was landing crashed at a Greene County airport Sunday evening. 

Our crew at the scene reports the airport is closed while state troopers conduct an investigation and remove the plane from the runway. 

It is unknown what caused the crash first reported around 4 p.m. 

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Pilots taking off from the airport earlier today have been instructed to land at Wright Brothers in Miami Twp. 

Our crew reports the small red plane was on its top when authorities arrived. 

We are working to learn what caused the crash and how long the airport will remain closed.

EARLIER REPORT

No one is injured following a reported plane crash at Greene County's Lewis A. Jackson Airport Sunday evening, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol dispatchers. 

Crews were sent to the reported crash on the runway around 4:05 p.m. 

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Dispatchers said no injuries are reported and the plane is reportedly crashed on the airport runway. 

Troopers and Beavercreek fire crews are heading to the scene to assess the damage. 

We have a crew heading to the scene to learn more on this developing report.

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Cars stripped of tires, windows smashed at Dayton car dealership

Published: Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 7:21 PM

Vandalism at White Allen

Dayton police are investigating after thieves reportedly stole the tires from three cars in the White Allen parking lot. 

Police were dispatched to the dealership in the 600 block of North Main Street around 1:40 p.m. on a report of three damaged cars, according to dispatchers. 

A car sits on concrete blocks at White Allen Chevrolet in Dayton after tires were reported stolen from three cars at the dealership Sunday morning. DeAngelo Byrd/Staff

Officers arrived to find three vehicles on concrete blocks with missing wheels and busted windows. 

A store representative could not be reached for comment as Dayton police investigate.

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