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Fire rekindles at one of three homes that caught fire on Oaks Avenue

Published: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 @ 12:27 AM
Updated: Thursday, May 03, 2018 @ 2:44 AM

SCENE: Blaze rekindles at scene of multiple fires in Dayton

UPDATE @2:45 a.m. 5/2/18

A fire rekindled at one of three houses that caught fire early Wednesday morning.

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Fire crews responded around 1:45 a.m. to Five Oaks Avenue. The fire was put out quickly.

The fire Wednesday morning started at an abandoned house and spread to two neighboring houses — one vacant and one that was occupied.

The fire is being investigated as arson. No one was injured.

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UPDATE @ 11:10 a.m. 5/2/18

The fire that started at an abandoned house on Five Oaks Avenue and spread to two surrounding houses is being investigated as an arson according to a Dayton Fire Department official. The home where the fire started was scheduled to be demolished later this month. If you have any information you are asked to call investigators at  937-333-TIPS. 

UPDATE @ 2:30 a.m: The fire that spread to three homes on Five Oaks Avenue is considered suspicious, according to Dayton fire crews.

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The incident was dispatched early Wednesday morning with at least three fully involved structures, per initial reports.

One house was occupied at the time of the fire, while the other two were vacant. Residents inside the home were able to make it out without injuries. 

The fire’s start is still under investigation, but officials believe it started at the middle home in the 30 block. 

RedCross was called to assist the displaced residents. 

Damage estimates are still pending as part of the investigation. 

INITIAL REPORT

Crews are responding to the area of N. Main Street and Five Oaks Avenue on multiple houses reportedly on fire.

The incident was dispatched just after midnight stating at least three houses are showing flames, per initial reports.

We have a crew on the way to the scene and will update this story with more.