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Victim in Kettering house explosion, fire identified

Published: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 @ 4:50 AM

NewsCenter 7 used it's drone, SKY7, to obtain an aerial view of the damage to a house that exploded and caught fire early Tuesday morning.

UPDATE @ 12:50 p.m. (Dec. 5):

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has identified the woman killed in the house explosion and fire as Darlene Baumgardner, 58, of Kettering.

Authorities have released a couple of 911 calls relating to a house explosion and fire that left a woman dead from her injuries.

UPDATE @ 9:01 a.m. (Dec. 5):

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has been notified of a death from this morning’s house explosion, fire on North Claridge Drive.

No other information about the death has been released, pending notification of family, a spokesperson said.

FIRE SCENE: Kettering house on Claridge Drive fully involved

UPDATE @ 6:32 a.m. (Dec. 5):

A woman is in critical condition after being thrown from a home in an explosion and fire in Kettering, according to firefighters.

“She was thrown out of the house that exploded,” said Kettering Fire Chief Tom Butts, who added that the victim was found behind a neighbor’s house. “It sure appears like it could be a natural gas type explosion.”

Death confirmed following Kettering explosion, fire on North Claridge Drive. Chuck Hamlin/Staff

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Firefighters responded to the house in the 400 block of North Claridge Drive shortly after 4:30 a.m. and found the home engulfed.

The victim was taken to Kettering Medical Center.

Ed Carter lives next to the house that exploded and said he was called after his daughter looked out the window to see the house on 

“I got a phone call from a frantic daughter a little bit before 5 a.m. saying the house next door blew up,” Carter said.

Debris is scattered on neighboring properties and firefighters said they are hoping once more daylight comes that they will be able to get a better idea of any damage to any other homes nearby.

Carter said he’s thankful his family is OK, but can’t believe some of the damage he’s seen.

“It’s hard to fathom, I mean this house is flattened. There’s nothing left of it,” Carter said.

Butts said neighbors have reported the woman was the only person that lived at the home.

UPDATE @ 5:49 a.m. (Dec. 5):

A woman was transported to a local hospital in critical condition following a house fire near the intersection of North Claridge and South Claridge drives in Kettering Tuesday, according to firefighters.

The first crew on the scene reported the house was engulfed when they arrived shortly after 4:30 a.m.

Debris from the house was found in a neighboring yard and neighbors said they heard an explosion before the fire was discovered.

“We heard an explosion,” said Chris Wettle, who lives down the street.  “We thought it was our neighbor’s house.”

Firefighters evacuated two neighboring homes as a precaution while battling the fire and some damage to those homes has been reported, according to initial reports.

UPDATE @5:05 a.m.

One person has been critically injured in a house fire, according to reports.

Two medics have been requested to the scene.

Crews continue to fight the fire. 

FIRST REPORT

Crews are battling a fully involved structure fire.

The fire was reported around 4:35 a.m. on Claridge Drive. Fire crews reported heavy smoke and flames upon arrival.

Initial reports indicate at least one neighboring house has been damaged by smoke and flames.  An explosion has been reported.

Two medics have been requested and at least one person was injured, according to reports.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center

Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 9:39 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 1:01 AM

Crash on NB I-75 near Dryden Road exit
Crash on NB I-75 near Dryden Road exit

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Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

Major Highway Incidents

  • No incidents have been reported. 

Surface Street Incidents

  • No incidents have been reported. 

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  • Keowee Street north of Stanley Avenue, bridge closed until 2019. The official detour is: Keowee Street to Stanley Avenue to I-75 to Wagner Ford Road and back to Dixie. More information is available here.
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west and east, Lane width restriction until Apr. 1, 2018. One lane will remain open on the ramp with a width of 11 feet.

1 in custody from stabbing in Dayton that sends victim into surgery

Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 10:48 PM
Updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 2:55 AM

Alton Ave stabbing

UPDATE @ 12:20 a.m. (Jan. 16): Charles Kirchoff is in jail pending the filing of a formal charge of felony domestic violence in the stabbing at a home on Alton Avenue that sent the victim to a hospital suffering from a neck wound.

According to online jail records, Kirchoff, 71, is expected to be in court this afternoon.

The victim’s condition was not available.

(Courtesy of: Montgomery County Jail)

UPDATE @ 10:55 p.m. (Jan. 15): 

A 71-year-old man is in custody, accused of stabbing a man in the neck with a utility or work knife during an argument, Dayton police Lt. Chris Malson said. 

Police and medics dispatched to the home in the 200 block of Alton Avenue found the victim, who was in surgery tonight. 

Malson said the preliminary investigation reveals that the stabbing stems from arguing that had been occurring at the residence for much of the day. 

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The victim, identified as an adult, and suspect, identified as Charles Kirchoff, live at the Alton Avenue address. 

Kirchoff was on his way to the Montgomery County Jail late Monday, the lieutenant said.

INITIAL REPORT

One person has been taken to a hospital from a reported stabbing at a residence in the 200 block of Alton Avenue in Dayton. 

Police and a medic unit were dispatched to the address for the incident, reported about 8:45 p.m., according to a Montgomery County Regional Dispatch sergeant. 

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The victim was stabbed in the neck, according to regional dispatch notes. The victim's condition is not readily available. 

We're working to learn more about this incident. Stay with whio.com for breaking news. 

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com.

Winter in full swing; Another cold blast sends temps to well below freezing

Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Updated: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 11:37 PM

Snow started falling late Sunday and will continue through Monday.

Days and days of frigid air and multiple storms are so far marking the winter of 2017-18 in the Dayton region.  

RELATED: Winter Weather Advisory issued; slick roads expected 

At last check late Monday night, Champaign and Logan counties remain under a Level One snow emergency as roadways throughout the region are slick because of the thin covering of ice and snow left behind after a day of snow showers.

A wind chill advisory that went into effect at 11 Monday night will remain in effect until Tuesday afternoon. 

Monday’s light snowfall caused slick roadways, blamed for several crashes including these: 

In Shelby County: I-75 North at U.S. 40 and I-75 South at mile marker 96, 

In Middletown: I-75 North. 

Scattered snow showers during the Monday afternoon commute left behind a dusting to 2 inches.  

Two trucks got stuck when they tried to drive onto private property.

Current traffic conditions from the WHIO traffic center

Drivers should accelerate and deaccelerate more slowly during bad weather and drive a speed reasonable for the conditions, said Sgt. Mark Bowron, traffic reporter for WHIO Radio. 

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Braking on icy roads takes much longer than on dry pavement, increasing stopping times 8 to 10 seconds, Bowron said. On dry pavement, stop times usually fall in a range of 3 to 4 seconds.

Here are some Monday snowfall totals in local communities:

Troy 1.3 inches

Celina 1.0 inch

Dayton International Airport 0.9 inches

Lebanon 0.5 inches

West Alexandria 0.5 inches

Bellefontaine 0.9 inches

Springfield 0.8 inches

Xenia 0.6 inches

Fairborn 2.0 inches

Versailles 1.0 inch

Sidney 1.0 inch

Lebanon 0.5 inches 

Overnight wind chills are predicted to drop below zero and make for a very cold Tuesday morning

RELATED: Timing of next round of snow

Tuesday is predicted to have wind chills dipping in a range of 10 below to 15 below zero. The high temperature on Tuesday will hover around 10 degrees. 

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Wind chill advisory now in effect until Tuesday afternoon

Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 3:29 AM
Updated: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 11:19 PM

Snow then bitter cold.

A Wind Chill Advisory is now in effect until 3 p.m. Tuesday as wind chill values dip to 10 below to 15 below zero.

At last check, Champaign Logan counties remain under a Level One snow emergency.

 

RELATED: Timing of next round of snow

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Wind chills from 5 below to 15 below zero overnight
  • Blowing snow, black ice possible
  • Slow warming trend through week ahead

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Road conditions along interstate 70 in Clark County.

DETAILED FORECAST

TONIGHT: Skies will be mostly cloudy. Some passing flurries. Gusty winds will create some blowing and drifting snow, mainly in rural areas. 

RELATED: Keep Informed: The many ways to track the storm

TUESDAY: A wind chill advisory that began Monday night remains in effect through 3 p.m. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy. Temperatures will hold to around 10 degrees with wind chill readings staying anywhere from 5 below to 15 below zero as wind gusts continue. Some flurries will be possible toward evening.

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WEDNESDAY: After another bitter start, temperatures will top out in the upper teens for highs despite a mix of sun and clouds. 

THURSDAY: Skies will be mostly sunny. Temperatures will slowly moderate, climbing into the upper 20s. It will be breezy at times.

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FRIDAY: Expect some increase in clouds late in the day. Otherwise skies will be partly cloudy with highs rebounding into the middle 30s. It will be breezy at times. 

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SATURDAY: Clouds will thicken through the day with a chance for a few passing showers or drizzle. It will be breezy but milder with highs in the middle 40s.