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UPDATE: ‘It’s heartbreaking;’ Local vacant house damaged by early morning fire

DAYTON — UPDATE @ 7:33 a.m.

A vacant house was badly damaged after a fire early Wednesday morning.

>>PHOTOS: Flames coming through roof of vacant house fire in Dayton

Dayton firefighters and police officers were dispatched at 6:10 a.m. to the intersection of Huffman Avenue and S. Garland on initial reports of a vacant house fire.

News Center 7′s Xavier Hershovitz reported at the scene during News Center 7′s Daybreak and saw flames shooting up from the roof of the home.

He spoke with one neighbor who has lived in the area for over 40 years and said the house had been empty for over 20 years.

“It’s just a sad thing to sad thing to see in the neighborhood,” said Eric Cramvlett. “It’s so historical.

He told Hershovitz the home was built in the 1930s and had been refurbished from time to time.

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“It’s heartbreaking to see this,” Cramvlett said. “Hopefully something is done on this issue of these homes being foreclosed and boarded up.”

He called it heartbreaking for families that built these homes and have grandkids that love the neighborhood.

We will continue to provide updates on this developing story.

-INITIAL STORY-

Several firefighters are on the scene of a vacant house fire in Dayton Wednesday morning.

>>PHOTOS: Flames coming through roof of vacant house fire in Dayton

Dayton firefighters and police officers were dispatched at 6:10 a.m. to the intersection of Huffman Avenue and S. Garland Avenue on initial reports of a house fire.

Dispatchers tell News Center 7 that crews are on the scene battling the fire and no other information was available.

Huffman Avenue is reportedly closed, and AES Ohio and CenterPoint Energy have been requested, according to initial scanner traffic.

The fire is near Wright Brothers Middle School at the 1300 block of Huffman Avenue.

News Center 7′s Xavier Hershovitz is at the scene.

Photos and videos from the scene show flames coming through the roof.

We will continue to provide updates on this developing story.

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