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Published: Thursday, November 09, 2017 @ 9:02 PM
Updated: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 4:15 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 1:45 p.m.:
Demolition of the Food for Less grocery store on East Third Street in Dayton is underway following a fire at the business Thursday night.
As crews continue to put out hot spots at a grocery store destroyed by a fire Thursday night, residents are left wondering where they will shop for food.
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Crews were called around 8:40 p.m. to the Food for Less grocery store at 3129 E. Third St. and found heavy flames and evidence of an explosion.
“When our crews arrived on scene ... the debris from the front part of the building was in the street, so we would think that may have come from an explosion,” Dayton Fire Chief Jeffrey Payne said.
The store closed between 30 and 45 minutes before the fire was reported, and no one was believed inside, Payne said.
“We have a fire investigator here,” the chief said, however, “there’s no reason to think anything suspicious is going on.”
Payne estimated between 3,000 and 5,000 gallons of water was used in the fire. Initially, crews had an issue with water pressure, which he said was fixed by the city of Dayton water department.
Residents looking on said they were shocked and wondered where they are going to grocery shop.
“It’s terrible. I’ve been coming here for years, I mean years,” said Third Street resident Christine Hedrick.
She said it’s the only actual grocery store in the area.
“It breaks my heart,” she said. “I hope they rebuild and get it going again ... for the community.”
Cheyenne Gierus said she was just in the store before closing tonight.
“Everything was fine,” she said. Later Thursday night, she saw flames coming from the store. “I just can’t believe it.”
A local resident called 911 to report the fire.
“911. What’s your emergency?” “Food For Less is on fire,” the caller said. “It’s flaming bad. It’s bad, bad.”
No one was hurt in the fire, and no nearby structures had to be evacuated or were affected by flames.
A salt truck will be called to the treat the roadway, as temperatures will start in the low 20s this morning.
Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 3:49 AM
Updated: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 1:29 AM
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Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 11:11 AM
Updated: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 11:32 AM
HUBER HEIGHTS — Executive Boulevard lanes in Huber Heights reopened after being closed for several hours following a gas leak Thursday morning.
Crews continued to make repairs to the leaking gas line that evacuated fifteen business along the road around 11 a.m., according to Huber Heights Fire Chief Mark Ashworth.
Ashworth said a construction crew working in the area struck a 6-inch gas main directly under Executive, which caused the gas to leak from underground.
Executive is one of the city’s most commercial areas and Ashworth said the leak would impact the businesses in the area.
Utility companies, including DP&L and Vectren, worked on scene to isolate their utilities as well.
Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 3:52 AM
Updated: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 10:09 AM
— Flood Watch for the following counties from 7 p.m. Thursday through 10 a.m. Sunday: Butler, Warren, Clinton, Clark, Greene, Wayne, Montgomery, Preble, Warren and Butler
Highest Wind gusts this morning:
Dayton Wright Bros Airport 31MPH
Dayton International Airport 29MPH
Butler Co Regional Airport 28MPH
Wright Patt 25MPH
THIS EVENING: Skies will be mostly cloudy with temperatures holding in the middle 40s.
TONIGHT: Areas of fog and drizzle have started to form with rain approaching from the southwest.
FRIDAY: Rain likely. The rain may be heavy at times in the morning. Temperatures will climb to near 60 degrees.
SATURDAY: Rain likely. The rain may be heavy at times. A few thunderstorms possible. Highs will be in the middle to upper 50s. Flooding will be possible in low-lying and flood-prone areas.
SUNDAY: Early morning rain. Flooding will be possible in low-lying and flood-prone areas. Rain will end with clouds clearing in the afternoon. It will be windy and a bit cooler with highs in the lower to middle 50s.
MONDAY: Sunshine returns. Breezy with highs in the lower 50s.
TUESDAY: Sunny and mild with highs in the lower 50s.
Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 5:24 PM
DAYTON — Dayton police arrested an 18-year-old man after a failed robbery attempt at Table 33 restaurant in downtown Dayton.
According to a Dayton Police report, just after 5 p.m. Thursday, a man in camo pants and a red shirt grabbed a female bartender by the arm and ordered her twice to open the cash register.
The woman refused both demands and the man ran away.
A Dayton officer spotted the suspect a short time later on Salem Ave.
The officer gave chase and arrested the man a mile and a half away from the restaurant near the 700-block of Salem Ave. He was arrested and taken to the Montgomery County jail.