‘There were heavy fire conditions;’ People displaced following townhouse fire in Beavercreek Twp

BEAVERCREEK — Several firefighters responded to a structure fire at a townhouse in Beavercreek Township Sunday afternoon, according to dispatchers.

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Firefighters from Beavercreek Township and the City of Beavercreek were dispatched to the 2800 block of Woodview Drive north of New Germany Trebein Road around 4:40 p.m.

“There were heavy fire conditions on the first floor,” Alex Zahareiff, Public Safety Director for Beavercreek Township Fire told News Center 7′s Brandon Lewis. “We believe its related to cooking but (the cause) it’s currently under investigation.”

Heavy damage has been reported to one of the units and people living in five units have been displaced.

“We had to shut power and gas off to the building,” he told Lewis. “We have five units affected, four other than the fire building itself.”

No injuries have been reported.

Video from the scene shows smoke damage to the second floor of the house as well as the front entrance.

Mutual aid was also provided by the Fairborn Fire Department, Zahareiff said.

Heavy black smoke was coming reportedly from the small two-story town home, according to initial scanner traffic.

We will continue to provide updates.