Fire causes heavy damage to ‘hoarder’ house in Dayton; firefighter injured

Published: Friday, May 24, 2019 @ 5:06 AM

A fire broke out at a home in the 800 block of Hodapp Avenue that cause heavy damage and left one firefighter with minor injuries early Friday morning.

A fire broke out at a home in the 800 block of Hodapp Avenue that cause heavy damage and left one firefighter with minor injuries early Friday morning. 

The fire started just before 3 a.m. The occupants of the home were asleep on the first floor when the fire started on the second floor, said Mike Fasnacht, district chief for the Dayton Fire Department. 

Everyone got out safely and called 911. 

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There were lots of flames and heavy smoke coming from the second floor when firefighters arrived, Fasnacht said. 

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Firefighters had difficulty getting to the fire on the second and attic because there were too many things in the way, Fasnacht said, later referring to the structure as a hoarder’s house. 

Firefighters were eventually able to put out the fire, but not before the second floor and attic were heavily damaged. 

It’s not clear at this time what caused the fire, but a fire investigator is at the scene trying to determine the cause, the district chief said. 

The firefighter who was injured was treated at the scene and is doing fine, he said. 

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