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Published: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 @ 4:50 AM
KETTERING — UPDATE @ 12:50 p.m. (Dec. 5):
The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has identified the woman killed in the house explosion and fire as Darlene Baumgardner, 58, of Kettering.
UPDATE @ 9:01 a.m. (Dec. 5):
The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has been notified of a death from this morning’s house explosion, fire on North Claridge Drive.
No other information about the death has been released, pending notification of family, a spokesperson said.
UPDATE @ 6:32 a.m. (Dec. 5):
A woman is in critical condition after being thrown from a home in an explosion and fire in Kettering, according to firefighters.
“She was thrown out of the house that exploded,” said Kettering Fire Chief Tom Butts, who added that the victim was found behind a neighbor’s house. “It sure appears like it could be a natural gas type explosion.”
Firefighters responded to the house in the 400 block of North Claridge Drive shortly after 4:30 a.m. and found the home engulfed.
The victim was taken to Kettering Medical Center.
Ed Carter lives next to the house that exploded and said he was called after his daughter looked out the window to see the house on
“I got a phone call from a frantic daughter a little bit before 5 a.m. saying the house next door blew up,” Carter said.
Debris is scattered on neighboring properties and firefighters said they are hoping once more daylight comes that they will be able to get a better idea of any damage to any other homes nearby.
Carter said he’s thankful his family is OK, but can’t believe some of the damage he’s seen.
“It’s hard to fathom, I mean this house is flattened. There’s nothing left of it,” Carter said.
Butts said neighbors have reported the woman was the only person that lived at the home.
UPDATE @ 5:49 a.m. (Dec. 5):
A woman was transported to a local hospital in critical condition following a house fire near the intersection of North Claridge and South Claridge drives in Kettering Tuesday, according to firefighters.
The first crew on the scene reported the house was engulfed when they arrived shortly after 4:30 a.m.
Debris from the house was found in a neighboring yard and neighbors said they heard an explosion before the fire was discovered.
“We heard an explosion,” said Chris Wettle, who lives down the street. “We thought it was our neighbor’s house.”
Firefighters evacuated two neighboring homes as a precaution while battling the fire and some damage to those homes has been reported, according to initial reports.
UPDATE @5:05 a.m.
One person has been critically injured in a house fire, according to reports.
Two medics have been requested to the scene.
Crews continue to fight the fire.
Crews are battling a fully involved structure fire.
The fire was reported around 4:35 a.m. on Claridge Drive. Fire crews reported heavy smoke and flames upon arrival.
Initial reports indicate at least one neighboring house has been damaged by smoke and flames. An explosion has been reported.
Two medics have been requested and at least one person was injured, according to reports.
Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 1:28 AM
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 2:15 AM
HARRISON TWP. — UPDATE @ 2:20 a.m: A vacant house fire that occurred on Lodell Avenue early Tuesday morning is considered suspicious, according to Harrison Twp. fire officials.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Brookville firefighters rescue trapped dog in Perry Twp. culvert
The structure, located in the 2100 block, was fully involved when crews arrived on scene just after 1 a.m.
No other nearby homes were affected as a result of the fire.
No injuries were reported as crews extinguished the flames.
Damage estimates were not immediately available as the fire remains under investigation.
Crews are responding to the 2100 block of Lodell Avenue on a reported fully involved structure fire that occurred early Tuesday morning.
Initial reports indicate the incident was dispatched just after 1 a.m. at a structure that is reportedly vacant.
Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 9:12 PM
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 2:10 AM
PERRY TWP., Montgomery County — UPDATE @ 10:25 p.m.
Brookville firefighters rescued a family pet stuck in a drainage ditch after a neighbor reported hearing a dog barking.
Crews responded to the ditch on Air Hill Road, near Keener Road in Perry Twp.
“We did find a small 30- to 40-pound dog that was trapped about 40 feet in the storm drain,” Brookville Fire Capt. Jim Hart said. “We utilized a portable stretcher and two of my guys were able to crawl into the storm drain, and the dog was thankfully pretty friendly and we were able to get her put on top of that stretcher and use the rope system to pull her out.”
The 17-year-old dog was stuck and had potentially been there for about a day, Hart said.
The dog’s family took her home following the rescue.
UPDATE @ 9:50 p.m.
A dog was pulled from a 48-inch culvert.
The dog was described as about 17 years old and deaf and had been missing since Sunday.
The dog’s owners took their pet home.
A rescue operation is underway after a dog was found trapped in a 48-inch culvert.
Crews are on scene near the intersection of Keener and Air Hill roads, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.
The dog, described as possibly a yellow Labrador retriever, is reportedly 45 feet down.
We have a crew on the way and will update this report.
Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 2:04 AM
DAYTON — A woman reportedly attempted to steal an occupied vehicle, and as a result, crashed into two other vehicles at a Dayton gas station Tuesday morning.
Officials responded to Sunoco gas station, located at 1502 Wayne Ave., on reports of a crash around 12:45 a.m., per initial reports.
Dayton police say the woman reportedly jumped inside the driver seat of a parked vehicle that was occupied with one passenger. Due to the passenger not knowing the woman, an argument reportedly ensued and she attempted to pull off in the vehicle. She then reportedly hit two other vehicles in the parking lot before fleeing on foot.
The woman was reportedly tackled to the ground by people nearby at the gas station until police arrived.
She was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries, officials say.
Published: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 @ 3:27 AM
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 1:05 AM
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