Crews from around Miami Valley fight farmhouse fire for several hours; home a total loss

Fire agencies from around the Miami Valley were called to a fire in Huber Heights Friday evening.

As News Center 7 previously reported, around 6:30 p.m. Huber Heights firefighters were called to a fire in the 9100 block of Taylorsville Road.

When fire crews arrived they found fire on the outside of the home on a porch, according to a Huber Heights Fire Division Battalion Chief.

Fire crews struggled to get water on the fire as the only way to access the property was a small wooden bridge over a creek which their engines were too heavy to cross.

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Because of this, mutual aid was called from surrounding agencies and the fire was upgraded to a second alarm.

There were also no hydrants in the area.

Fire crews from Dayton, Wright Patterson, Fairborn, Riverside, Bethel-Clark, and Tipp City were called to the scene.

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No one was hurt during the fire and those who lived in the home were displaced but had somewhere else to stay.

The house was a total loss with damages to the structure and its contents estimated at around $180,000, according to fire officials.

Crews were on the scene until around 1 a.m. Saturday.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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