DAYTON — UPDATE @ 6:51 a.m.:
A vacant house in the 100 block of Sherman Street has caught on fire for the third time that we have written on.
The house, a duplex that we last saw catch fire in December, has long been vacant, according to firefighters on the scene tonight.
At the fire in December, District Chief Mike Fasnacht of the Dayton Fire Department described the area as “an active area for fires over the last several years,” and we have reported on several.
Just down the block from tonight’s fire is another home that we have reported on catching fire more than once, including once in December 2018 and once in February 2019.
Near that house is another vacant house that caught fire in February 2017.
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At the 2017 fire, Fred Marx, a Dayton Fire Department district chief, also commented on the frequency of fires in vacant homes in the area, saying that there had been several in the Linden Avenue area, including two on the preceding New Year’s Eve.
Fire crews are responding to a report of a fire in a house near the intersection of Sherman Street and Yates Street.