DAYTON — UPDATE @ 6:36 a.m: Wind caused flames to spread at a vacant house fire that occurred in Dayton early Thursday morning, according to fire crews.
Officials say the fire was manageable when they were dispatched on S. Garfield Avenue and E. Third Street around 3:45 a.m., but the strong winds caused it to get out of hand, eventually burning through the roof.
The wind-driven fire caused crews to be pulled from inside the residence to prevent injury, in which they had to simply wait for the fire to burn out rather than fight it.
The fire is being labeled suspicious and investigators are on scene.
Fire crews believe they know where the fire may have started, but will not say until an investigation confirms.
There was damage to nearby homes, but both were vacant as well.
UPDATE @6:10 a.m. A vacant house was destroyed by fire early Thursday morning.
Crews responded around 3:45 a.m. and were able to quickly put the fire out, but it reignited shortly before 5 a.m. Flames could be seen shooting from the second floor of the house.
We are working to learn what caused the blaze.
UPDATE @5 a.m. A fire has reignited at a vacant house.
Crews remain on scene. This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.
UPDATE @ 4:10 a.m: Fire crews continue to battle a structure fire that occurred on S. Garfield Avenue and E. Third Street early Thursday morning
The residence is vacant, according to officials.
We’re working to learn more details on the fire.
Units are on scene of a structure fire on S. Garfield Avenue and E. Third Street that was reported in Dayton early Thursday morning.
The incident occurred around 3:45 a.m., according to initial reports.
Flames are reportedly showing from the structure.
We have a crew on the way to the scene and will update as additional details become available.