Chief: Fire in vacant house on South Findlay in Dayton deemed suspicious

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 7:49 PM
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 8:10 PM

A fire was reported on South Findlay Street in Dayton.

UPDATE @ 8:05 p.m.: The fire in the attic of a vacant house in the 200 block of South Findlay Street is being investigated as suspicious, Dayton Battalion Chief Rennes Bowers said.

Crews arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the attic, so much so that you couldn’t see down the street, Bowers said. 

The house appears to have been vacant for some time and there was no sign of squatters, he said.

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Bowers estimated the damage at $12,000. 

INITIAL REPORT

An arson investigator has been sent to a structure fire in the 200 block of South Findlay Street in Dayton. 

A Dayton Fire Department arson investigator was called to this fire on South Findlay Street on Monday evening, April 23, 2018. (Jim Noelker/Staff)

Crews were dispatched just after 7:15 p.m. on a report of a fire in a second-story dwelling. Crews called for a ladder because flames were seen coming from the upper floor. 

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We're hearing that the structure is vacant. No injuries have been reported. 

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