Firefighter injured in house fire on Fernwald Drive in Beavercreek

Published: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 3:48 PM
Updated: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 7:06 PM

Fire destroys Beavercreek home

UPDATE @ 6:55 p.m.:  The house fire on Fernwald Drive caused damage estimated at more than $100,000 and destroyed four vehicles in the attached garage, said Deputy Chief Scott Dorsten, Beavercreek Twp. Fire Department. 

One firefighter suffered a minor injury and one civilian was evaluated at the scene but did not require a trip to a hospital, Dorsten said. 

He said the cause and origin of the fire remain under investigation. Flames burned through the home's roof and destroyed the garage in addition to the vehicles. 

Crews were dispatched on a report of a garage fire, Dorsten said, and the flames extended into the attic of the house. 

Crews from Kettering and Sugarcreek Twp. assisted Beavercreek Twp. firefighters, the deputy chief said. 

The residents will have to stay elsewhere because of the damage to the structure and its contents, which Dorsten estimated at $150,000 to $175,000 -- not including the vehicles.

UPDATE @ 4:28 p.m.: 

No one was injured in the fire, the Beavercreek Twp. fire marshal said.

UPDATE @ 4:10 p.m.: 

Flames have broken through the roof of a ranch-style home on Fernwald Drive. 

There is heavy damage to the home. The garage and about half the house appear to have been destroyed.

Fire reported on Fernwald Drive in Beavercreek

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There also is a pickup truck in the driveway that has been heavily damaged by fire.


A fire has been reported on Fernwald Drive this afternoon.

Initial reports indicated a garage was fully engulfed at the house in the 3900 block of Fernwald around 3:40 p.m.

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We’re working to learn more.

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One in custody after OSP pursuit on I-75 in Miami County

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 3:34 AM

Pursuit on I-75 in Miami County ends in arrest

A pursuit that occurred on northbound I-75 in Miami County ended with one suspect in police custody, officials say. 

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The pursuit started at the 67 milemarker and ended at the 73 milemarker early Friday morning, per initial reports.

The pursuit did not end in a crash and no injuries were reported, per officials.

Police also reportedly had someone at gunpoint on a ramp near where the pursuit ended.

We’re working to learn if a passenger reportedly fled, as officials were reportedly looking for an individual in the area where the pursuit ended. 

We’ll continue to update this story with more details. 

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Police investigate reported robbery at Kroger in Piqua

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 1:34 AM

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Piqua police are investigating a robbery that occurred at the Kroger on Covington Avenue late Thursday night.

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According to officials, an individual dressed in all black entered the store around 11 p.m., demanded money from a cashier, and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The robber did not display any weapons during the incident and no one was harmed. 

Police are unsure if the person left on foot or in a vehicle.

The incident remains under investigation at this time. 

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Major Wright-Patt gate will temporarily close today

Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Updated: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 2:14 AM

Major Wright-Patt gate will temporarily close

A major gateway will close at Wright-Patterson today for maintenance, impacting the travel of thousands of commuters.

Gate 19B off National Road will be closed from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., according to base spokesman Daryl Mayer.

More than 5,700 inbound drivers travel through the entrance and nearly 6,300 drive off base through the gate every work day.

Crews will work on “routine maintenance” at the gateway, Mayer said.

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“Since that (gate) is open 24/7 normally, they never have a chance to work on it,” he said.

Motorists may use Gates 1B off Springfield Street and Gate 22B off Interstate 675 as alternatives, according to Wright-Patterson.

Gate 19B had a major makeover last year with $1.3 million in upgrades that added overhead canopies, more guard booths and a barrier system, Wright-Patterson has said.

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The base closed Gate 26A off Ohio 235 because of security concerns this month. The gate, which had more than 5,000 vehicles a day, remains closed.

A new $10.5 million replacement gate, combining the current Gate 26A and the commercial truck entrance at Gate 16A off Ohio 444, is due to open late next year.

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Man jailed on suspicion of murder indicted on more charges

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 2:06 AM

A man already jailed on suspicion of murder in a Dayton homicide that occurred in January, was indicted Thursday on more charges.

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Kalvin K. Jones, 23, was indicted for aggravated possession of drugs and possession of cocaine, after a April 2017 case against him was reopened, according to online court documents.

Jones was already being held in Montgomery County Jail on a count of murder after he was accused in the death of Michael Cook, 21, found dead in an alley on Brooklyn Avenue.

He is being held on a $1 million bond on the murder charge, with a hearing set for June 22 in that case, court documents show.

Jones is scheduled to be arraigned on the drug charges Tuesday.

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