At least 3 families displaced following apartment fire in Dayton

DAYTON — At least three families are displaced following an apartment fire in Dayton Friday afternoon.

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Dayton firefighters were dispatched around 3 p.m. on initial reports of a fire at an apartment complex at the 1600 block of Woodman Drive, according to Dayton Police and Fire’s Facebook page.

There were initial reports of smoke and fire showing from the third floor of the three-story apartment building.

“We had heavy black smoke coming out of an apartment on the third floor,” said James Wright, Dayton Fire District Chief. “We were able to stretch our hand lines up the staircase and make entry into the apartment. The apartment was well involved.”

Images from the scene show damage on the third floor of the building. The rest of the building of was evacuated so crews could extinguish the fire.

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Nobody was home in the apartment at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported, Wright told News Center 7.

Three or four families were displaced and the Red Cross has been called to assist them.

People living in the building not affected by the fire were allowed to reenter the building.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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