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Published: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 3:48 PM
Updated: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 7:06 PM
BEAVERCREEK — 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.
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There also is a pickup truck in the driveway that has been heavily damaged by fire.
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.
Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 5:14 AM
Updated: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 5:20 PM
— Increasing clouds are expected this evening. Overnight we’ll keep an eye out for a few light showers as rain chances increase, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Temperatures overnight will drop into the middle to upper 30s.
Sunday: We’ll experience cloudy skies with a chance for drizzle and fog. A few light showers will be possible as temperatures climb into the mid 40s.
Monday: It’ll be mainly dry to start the day, but rain chances increase late morning into the afternoon. Gusty winds will be likely as temperatures soar into the lower 50s.
Tuesday: A colder, blustery day with the chance for a few passing snow showers or flurries. Highs will be in the mid-30s, but will feel like the teens and 20s.
Wednesday: Some sunshine make a return, but it will still be breezy and cold in the upper 30s.
Thursday: Temperatures will top out in the upper 30s under partly cloudy skies.
Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 2:38 PM
DAYTON — An estimated few thousand people descended on downtown Dayton to support equality.
The 2018 Women’s March drew people across the region.
The event at Courthouse Square is being organized by Dayton Women’s Rights Alliance, along with Dayton Indivisible for All and others.
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The rally is designed to engage and empower all people to support women’s rights, human rights, civil rights, disability rights, and many others seeking equality.
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Last year’s event drew more than 3,000 people. This year’s event occurs in the midst of the #MeToo movement and the same week as the sentencing for former U.S. Gymnastics team Dr. Larry Nassar, who is accused of sexually molesting dozens of young girls under his care.
Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 8:58 AM
Updated: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 12:52 PM
MIDDLETOWN — UPDATE @ 1:51 p.m.:
A cracked vessel holding molten steel ignited a large fire at AK Steel in Middletown this morning.
Middletown Fire Chief Paul Lolli said the crew of about 60 firefighters from four departments have now cleared the scene. One firefighter/paramedic was taken to Atrium Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.
Lolli said the molten steel ignited other equipment and the building when it poured out.
“There was a fire at AK Steel at the basic oxygen furnace and the vessel that stores hot, molten steel somehow split open and ignited a fire in one of the buildings,” he said.
Lolli said it will take several weeks to determine what exactly happened and damage estimates at this early stage are impossible to predict.
Fire departments from Middletown, Franklin, Monroe and Liberty Twp. responded to the scene. Lolli said AK Steel’s fire crews will handle any hot spots that might flare up this afternoon.
UPDATE @ 12:52 p.m.:
The fire at AK Steel in Middletown is now out, according to Middletown’s Facebook page.
UPDATE @ 10:54 a.m:
Fire crews have been on scene of a structure fire at AK Steel in Middletown for over two hours, but appear to have the situation under control, according to dispatch.
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The incident was initially reported as heavy smoke coming from the structure in the 3400 block of Lefferson Road around 8:30 a.m.
Officials battled the fire that included molten metal reportedly flowing through the building and the second floor concrete collapsing at one point, causing crews to be removed from the first floor, per reports.
No word on injuries.
We are still working to learn what caused the fire’s start.
UPDATE @ 9:23 a.m:
Crews continue to battle a massive fire at AK Steel in Middletown that occurred Saturday morning.
The address to the fire has been updated to the 3400 block of Lefferson Road, according to officials.
We are still working to learn details on the fire and will keep this story updated.
Multiple fire crews are responding to the 1800 block of Crawford Street on a structure fire at AK Steele in Middletown, per initial reports.
The incident was reported around 8:30 a.m., and is reportedly escalating.
Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 11:29 AM
— Local NAACP and church leaders said they are encouraged by “assurances” by Premier Health in the wake of the planned closing of Good Samaritan Hospital.
A community forum on the issue set for Feb. 10 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church is one reason for that encouragement, said Dayton NAACP President Derrick Foward.
The community must “find a pathway forward,” said Corey Cunningham, founder and senior pastor of The Inspiration Church on Philadephia Drive.
Foward and Cunningham expressed those concerns this morning at a news conference three days after officials from Premier Health - the hospital’s parent company - announced the closing of the hospital that has been a northwest Dayton anchor for nearly a century.
Premier CEO Mary Boosalis said Wednesday Good Samaritan Hospital will close its doors by the end of the year and move 1,600 jobs out of the northeast Dayton neighborhood, where it been located on Philadelphia Drive since the late 1920s.
Boosalis called the closing a “most difficult but necessary decision.” It was one that shocked many in the community and Dayton City Manager Shelley Dickstein said “we are gravely concerned about an exit of that anchoring presence.”