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Dayton fire crews sniff out burning house, extinguish fire before it spread

DAYTON — Crews are working to learn what started a house fire in Dayton early Friday morning.

According to initial emergency scanner traffic, crews were called to the 1700 block of Burroughs Drive around 3:44 a.m.

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When crews arrived on the scene, they upgraded the fire response to a working fire.

Dayton Fire Chief Chris Kinzeler told us their crews had to use their noses to find the fire.

“They could tell just by the odor that it was some kind of structure was on fire... and they used their sniffer’s noses and bird dogged it and got in this area, and they found it, and we had crews here,” Kinzeler told our crews on the scene.

He said if crews had not found the fire, “it would have been burning through the roof by the time we got here.”

No one was home at the time of the fire.

At this time, there have been no reported injuries.

Further details are unavailable at the time of this reporting.

We will update this story once we learn more.

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