Battalion Chief: 2 units displaced after Fairborn apartment fire

FAIRBORN, Greene County — Fire crews extinguished an apartment building fire Wednesday evening, according to Fairborn Fire Department Battalion Chief Adam Howard.

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Before 5:00 p.m., Fairborn fire crews were dispatched to the 200 block of Franklin Court on reports of a fire, a Fairborn police and fire dispatcher confirmed.

Upon arrival, crews found a fire in an apartment unit’s closet, Howard said.

Crews initially didn’t know if the fire had spread so they called two alarms and multiple neighboring departments responded for mutual aid.

“We get nervous about apartment building fires because they can get out of control real quick,” Howard said.

Crews were able to extinguish the fire before it spread, Howard said.

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The fire was contained to one unit, but the unit below will have water damage.

“Right now, we’re calling it two units affected, two units will be displaced,” Howard said.

An initial investigation shows one adult and five minors were inside the unit that caught fire. Howard said they were all able to get out safely.

No one was injured in this fire.

A fire investigator is on scene working to learn what caused this fire.

We will continue to follow this story.

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