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Fire in vacant Trotwood house being rehabbed causes at least $5K in damage

Published: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 6:45 PM

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A vacant house being rehabbed in the 4000 block of Stein Way in Trotwood caught fire Wednesday.

Crews responded around 5:30 p.m. on a report of a possible structure fire, with smoke coming from one of the windows.

The fire started in the front of the living room, Trotwood firefighters said.

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It’s unknown how the fire started, but it doesn’t appear to be suspicious, a fire official said.

Damage was estimated between $5,000 and $7,000 with most of it due to water.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.