CareSource: Downtown Dayton construction fire ‘no reason to delay’ completion of new offices

Drone video of CareSource fire

DAYTON — UPDATE @ 3:10 p.m. (March 22):

A CareSource spokeswoman said the organization does not anticipate today’s fire at the new CareSource building to delay the completion or opening of the new building.

“The new CareSource office location is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2019 and at this time there is no reason to delay the completion and opening,” said Fran Robinson, spokeswoman for CareSource.

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Robinson said the fire at the construction site at First and Jefferson streets did not effect operations at any of its other four office locations in downtown Dayton.

“At no time was the fire a danger to any downtown office location or staff,” Robinson said.

Robinson said approximately 2,000 staff work in Dayton for CareSource.

INITIAL REPORT:

The spokeswoman for CareSource spoke with our team about how Thursday’s downtown Dayton fire at the new CareSource construction site on Jefferson Street is impacting the company’s operations.

Fran Robinson said, “We want to let people know that our operations are not affected. Family and friends of those who work in our four CareSource buildings in downtown Dayton should know that the fire did not approach any of our other buildings.”

“Our support lines are open and operational.” added Robinson.

“I think that the official word of what happened to cause the fire at the new construction site will have to come from the Fire Chief,” said Robinson.

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The new building is still set to open in the spring of 2019 and is expected to house 650 employees.