Suspicious fire spreads to two Dayton houses

Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 @ 6:46 AM
Updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 @ 6:57 AM

House fires reported on Richard Street in Dayton

UPDATE @ 6:50 a.m: Fire officials are labeling a fire that spread to two houses on Richard Street this morning as suspicious.

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Crews were dispatched to the 2000 block and found heavy smoke coming from one house around 6:25 a.m., per initial reports.

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The blaze spread to a neighboring home, damaging the side of the house, officials said.

Both structures are vacant and no injuries were reported. 

A fire investigator was requested to determine what caused the fire, though officials believe it started as a debris fire between the two structures before spreading.