Unconscious man rescued after barricading self in burning Fairborn home, police say

FAIRBORN — A man who barricaded himself inside a Fairborn house was rescued and hospitalized after a fire broke out inside, according to police.

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Officers were first called to the house in the 1100 block of Brehm Boulevard around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on reports of a man who barricaded himself inside the basement and was threatening to set the house on fire, a Fairborn police spokesperson said in a media release.

When Fairborn police arrived they found smoke coming from the basement and a man asking for help. Fire crews responded to the scene and rescued the man from the basement.

He was found unconscious and transported to Miami Valley Hospital for treatment and it currently listed in critical condition, according to a hospital spokesperson.

Other occupants inside the house were able to get out before police and firefighters arrived. No other injuries were reported.

The fire caused damage to the house but a damage estimate was not immediately known.

Police described the incident as an arson investigation but also said the fire is still under investigation by detectives and Fairborn Fire Department.

Additional details were not available. We’ll update this story as we learn more.

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