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Published: Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 10:19 AM
Updated: Sunday, January 14, 2018 @ 12:10 AM
UPDATE @ 3:14 p.m. (Jan. 16):
The woman killed in the mobile home fire in Greenville over the weekend has been identified as Christina Haag, 38, of Greenville, according to the coroner’s office.
UPDATE @ 3:42 p.m. (Jan. 15):
Two children injured in the fire at the Colonial Mobile Home Community remained at Dayton Children’s Hospital on Monday afternoon, hospital officials said.
Officials at the Oakland Church of the Brethren, where the family attends, identified two of the injured children as Breanna, 14, and Trey, 12, according to a post on the church’s Facebook page.
A Dayton Children’s spokesperson said Breanna Wogerman was in critical condition and Trey Wogerman was listed in serious condition Monday.
UPDATE @ 11:26 a.m. (Jan. 15):
The church where the father of the woman killed in Saturday’s fire at the Colonial Mobile Home Community attends is asking the community to come together to support the family.
“They called when that happened and we’ve just been trying to help them, walk alongside them in their time of need,” said Pastor John Sgro with the Oakland Church of the Brethren.
Sgro said the victim’s father reached out to the church for help after the woman, whose name has not been released by officials, and his three grandchildren were injured in the fire. Sgro also said the man staying with the family was burned after he went back in to save the children.
“They are a family of faith, but I think they are still in the shock moment,” the pastor said.
According to Sgro, the youngest child is at home recovering and the two others were still being treated for their injuries at Dayton Children’s Hospital.
“They are stable from what I’ve heard,” Sgro said.
UPDATE @ 12:10 a.m. (Jan. 14)
A man awakened by fire inside his family’s mobile home early Saturday went back in multiple times to try to save a woman and three children.
The man and three children, ages 6 to 14, escaped the fire reported around 2:30 a.m. in the Colonial Mobile Home Community in Greenville.
A woman was trapped inside and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The woman’s name has not been released.
The fire’s cause is not determined but is considered accidental, Greenville fire officials said.
The 6-year-old was treated and released from Wayne HealthCare. The older two siblings are in intensive care at Dayton Children’s Hospital, and the man is in intensive care at Miami Valley Hospital. Their names also have not been released.
UPDATE @ 12 p.m:
One woman is dead and two children are in critical condition after a fire occurred in a mobile home at a Greenville trailer park early Saturday morning.
Crews were dispatched to Colonial Mobile Home Community, located off Sweitzer Street, around 3 a.m., per initial reports.
One woman was pronounced dead at the scene, according to officials.
A man and three children made it out of the home, but were taken to area hospitals.
The man was taken to Miami Valley Hospital on unknown conditions and three children were taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital.
One child was treated and released while the other two are in critical condition.
The State Fire Marshall, investigators with the Greenville Fire Dept., a detective from the Police Dept, and the Darke County Coroner’s office are on scene.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but it is not considered suspicious. There were also working smoke detectors inside the home.
We’re working to learn more details on this incident.
One person is dead and several others have been taken to the hospital after a fire occurred in a Greenville mobile home early Saturday morning.
The fire was reported around 3 a.m. in the Colonial Trailer Parker located off Sweitzer Street, per initial reports.
The cause of the fire still remains under investigation and fire marshals are expected to be on scene this morning.
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 6:38 AM
Updated: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
— Filtered sunshine, but milder for the afternoon, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said. Temperatures approach 60 degrees, which is closer to normal.
Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected this evening and overnight tonight. Temperatures will drop to near 40 degrees. Because of the few clouds sticking around, it may be difficult to see the Lyrid Meteor shower overnight and early Sunday, but with a few breaks you may be able to see some.
Sunday: We’ll see a little bit more sunshine on Sunday, but once again passing clouds and filtered sun is expected, highs in the middle 60s.
Monday: A dry start is expected, but rain is expected to move in later in the afternoon and the evening. Highs will be in the middle 60s.
Tuesday: We will see mostly cloudy skies with a chance for showers, highs will drop back into the upper 50s.
Wednesday: A few lingering showers are expected for the first part of Wednesday, highs will be near 60 degrees.
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 1:32 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Tex-Mex restaurant Casa del Sazón notified its patrons via their Facebook page they have resumed normal operations after a fire was put on the premises Friday evening.
The fire department was dispatched at approximately 8:30 p.m., after a cigarette was thrown on mulch outside the building.
Restaurant manager Armando Soto said no one was hurt, and the only damage caused was to the sidewalk next to the mulch.
"Thankfully we caught it in time and it only damaged the sidewalk," said Soto.
"The fire department came quickly and everything is OK,” Soto said.
The restaurant resumed normal business hours this afternoon.
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 3:23 PM
DAYTON — University of Dayton and Deca High School students joined together today for the annual Five Oaks neighborhood cleanup in recognition of Earth Day weekend.
Located on the UD campus, Deca High is a preparatory school dedicated to helping students achieve their goal of graduating college.
Bill Marvin, presdient of the Five Oaks Neighborhood Association and UD philosophy professor, said approximately 80 to 100 students came out to help clean up the neighborhood, around 20 of them Deca students.
"Five Oaks is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city," Marvin said. "A lot of good people come together and it's really good for the community."
Members of the community also participate, helping the students with trash pickup, weed pulling, and tree plantings.
"The more we take care of our common space, the better it is for everybody because we are all in this together, " said Marvin.
Dona, a junior at Deca, sees the cleanup as an opportunity for herself and her classmates to come together and do something that benefits their community.
"We don't have to come here, said Dona. "But we are tired of seeing trash everywhere and the neighborhood looking bad. We came here for our younger kids so we could show them that we can do things together that don't just benefit us."
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 4:23 PM
DAYTON — Five Rivers MetroParks held its 31 annual Adopt-a-Park cleanup event Saturday in honor of Earth Day.
Volunteers of all ages helped remove trash, plant trees, repair trails, and prepare flower beds at more than 2 dozen sites.
Volunteers received a free lunch at Riverscape and a T-shirt for their efforts.
"We see families, individuals, church groups, students and children participate in Adopt-a-Park,” said Kevin Kepler, volunteer services manager for Five Rivers.
“The community really comes out in full force, which is great because all this important work couldn't be accomplished without our dedicated volunteers. It's the perfect occasion to celebrate Earth Day with your fellow Daytonians,” Kepler said.
Last year, more than 1,800 volunteers removed 65,000 pounds of trash, 32 miles of river ways were cleaned and more than 15 acres of invasive plants were removed, according to a press release.
"I think the success of this event reflects the community's support of MetroParks' mission to protect the region's natural heritage," said Kepler.
Adopt-a-Park is sponsored by Vectren and Barrett Paving Materials, Inc.