Underground electrical vault near Fairfield Commons Mall blows up, causes outages

Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 9:05 PM
Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 10:33 PM

Sears stores like this location in the Mall at Fairfield Commons now offer online ordering stations for Sears merchandise as a reaction to market forces.
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Sears stores like this location in the Mall at Fairfield Commons now offer online ordering stations for Sears merchandise as a reaction to market forces.(Staff Writer)

UPDATE @6:40 a.m. 5/17/18: Power has been completely restored, according to the DP&L outage map. 

UPDATE @ 10:30 p.m. 5/16/18: Dayton Power & Light crews are continuing to investigate an underground issue in multiple locations near the Mall at Fairfield Commons, DP&L spokesman Rob Beeler said.

Crews will isolate the issue and restore power as soon as possible, he said.

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According to a Beavercreek Twp. fire battalion chief, the explosion in an underground electrical vault sent a manhole cover near Sears flying and filled the parking lot with smoke.

The latest check of DP&L’s online outage map is showing 86 customers without power, down from the earlier report of more than 200 customers in and near the mall reporting outages.

UPDATE @ 9:39 p.m.: 

There is an underground outage at The Mall at Fairfield Commons and DP&L crews are working to “isolate what’s going on,” DP&L spokesman Rob Beeler said. 

There more than 200 customers in and near the mall without power at 9:30 p.m., he said.

There are more DP&L crews on the way and the hope is that the issue will be solved soon, he said.

UPDATE @ 9:16 p.m.:

Beavercreek dispatch has confirmed the Mall at Fairfield Commons has now been evacuated due to gas leaks.

Police are asking people to stay away from the area as Vectren and DP&L crews work to fix the issue. 

We are on our way to the scene and will update this story with more details.

FIRST REPORT:

An underground electrical hazard by a manhole near Sears at The Mall at Fairfield Commons has been reported, Beavercreek city dispatch confirmed.

DP&L has sent crews out to fix the issue; fire crews also on scene. 

Fairfield Commons Blvd. is currently blocked off, dispatch confirmed.

A business nearby has reported power outages.

We will update this story with more details as they become available.

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Man taken without incident in police standoff in Fairborn 

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 4:52 PM

Fairborn Stand off

Police have taken a man into custody after assaulting a female Sunday afternoon in Fairborn.

SWAT crews were called to the scene after the man barricaded himself in the home located in the 2200 block of Gierson Place, police said.

The man was taken without incident.

No other details are immediately available, according to a press release.

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Passenger ejected from car on I-75 being treated for life-threatening injuries

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 7:18 PM

UPDATE @ 8:05 p.m.:

A car rolled over multiple times, ejecting a rear passenger during a single-vehicle accident on I-75 northbound near mile marker 78, Ohio State Highway Patrol confirmed.

The person was taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital for life-threatening injuries.

Police are currently investigating what caused the accident.

The northbound center and left lanes are closed, but should reopen within the next half hour, OSP said. 

FIRST REPORT:

An accident on I-75 northbound near mile marker 78 has caused at least one person to be ejected, Miami County dispatch confirmed.

Scanner reports indicated the car rolled over several times and injuries could be fatal.

We are working to learn more and will update this story with more details as they become available.

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Deputies find community corrections center escapees

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 4:14 PM

Daniel Hatfield Jr. and Jeremy Mink (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction)
Daniel Hatfield Jr. and Jeremy Mink (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction)

The two prisoners that escaped from the Community Correctional Center near Lebanon were found earlier today.

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Daniel Hatfield Jr. and Jeremy Mink, the two prisoners who escaped Saturday night, were found around 3 p.m. by deputies from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, according to Warren County Dispatch.

They have been re-booked into Warren County Jail, dispatch said.

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Semi-truck hits barrier wall on I-70 in Huber Heights 

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 1:10 PM



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UPDATE @2:03 p.m.:

A semi-truck traveling westbound on I-70 hit the side of the barrier wall near OH-202 this afternoon.

Initially, Huber Heights city dispatch reported the driver was injured, but city police on scene said the driver was not hurt. 

The wreckage has been cleared and traffic is moving normally, police said.

FIRST REPORT:

A semi-truck has crashed into a wall near OH-202 in Huber Heights, city dispatch confirmed. 

The crash has resulted in an injury, dispatch said. 

We are on our way to the scene and will update with further details. 

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