Middletown house fire causes $40K in damages

Published: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 12:22 PM

Cause of fire still being investigated.

Middletown fire officials are still working to determine what caused a fire that destroyed a Middletown home and caused $41,000 in damages to the house and contents.

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The Dec. 8 fire to a home in the 3100 block of Roslyn Drive caused $21,000 to the property and $20,000 to the contents, according to a fire department report.

There was little firefighters could do when they arrived on the scene, said Middletown Fire Capt. George Blake.

The fire blew a hole off one side of the home’s roof and heavy smoke was billowing out of the other side of the roof, he said.

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Kelly Myers, the lone resident, and no firefighters were injured, according to Blake. Middletown received mutual aid from Monroe.

The siding of a neighboring house received damage from the fire’s heat, Blake said.

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Myers moved into the house about three months ago and had recently completed her Christmas shopping. However, it appeared all of the gifts were lost in the fire.

Myers said she was “thankful” she was able to get out of the house uninjured with her cat, Kate.

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City of Xenia hydrant flushing to occur the week of May 7

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 7:37 PM

Xenia hydrant flushing occur the week of May 7
Xenia hydrant flushing occur the week of May 7

Beginning on Monday, May 7th, and lasting the entire week, the City of Xenia maintenance crews will be flushing the City fire hydrants in order to test the hydrants and clean the water mains.

The flushing hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

The purpose of hydrant flushing is to avoid any inclement weather conditions and is intended to keep citizens safe in case of fire emergencies. 

Residents may notice discolored water, low water pressure, and hydrants flowing for long periods of time. 

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The water is safe to drink, but should be checked before drawing the water and doing laundry. 

Residents with water softeners should not cycle their unit at night unless the water has been checked.

The tentative schedule for flushing is: 

**Monday - Northwest of W. Church St., North of Market St. and Dayton Ave. and West of N. Detroit St.

**Tuesday - West of St. Rt. 35 and Northwest of Bellbrook Ave. 

**Wednesday - North of E. Church St. and East of N. Detroit St. including Amlin Heights and Old Springfield Pike

** Thursday - Between Church St., Market St. and Dayton Ave. on the North and South of E. Third St. along Cincinnati Ave. to Industrial to Bellbrook Ave. and Northeast of St. Rt. US 35

**Friday - South of Third St. and East of Bellbrook Ave. to Industrial Blvd. then East of Cincinnati Ave.

If residents would like more information, they can call the City of Xenia at 937-376-7232, or visit the official City of Xenia website, www.XploreXenia.com, and enter "Seasonal Services" in the site search box for a map outlining the hydrant flushing zones.

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Grass fire in Fairborn Community Park is extinguished

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 6:03 PM
Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 7:03 PM

UPDATE @ 7:02 p.m.: Crews tell us they don’t know what caused the fire in prairie grass at Community Park that burned an area approximately 100 yards by 100 yards.

There were no injuries, officials said.

INITIAL REPORT

Crews are dealing with a grass fire reportedly in Community Park, on East Dayon Yellow Springs Road in Fairborn. 

The park is near I-675 in Greene County and there were calls to police dispatch about a grass fire near the interstate. 

The incident was dispatched just after 4:20 p.m. 

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We're hearing that about an acre is burning. 

We have a crew on the way to check it out. Stay with whio.com for breaking news. 

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MetroParks ranger arrests man who takes a swing at him at RiverScape

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 7:24 PM

MetroParks ranger arrests man who takes a swing at him at RiverScape

A MetroParks ranger was giving a man a ticket involving an alcohol violation Thursday afternoon when the man took a swing at the officer. 

That resulted in the man's arrest, according to a MetroParks sergeant. 

The incident, dispatched about 6:16 p.m., occurred in the 100 block of Monument Avenue at RiverScape MetroPark. 

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No one was injured. 

The man will be charged with the alcohol offense as trespassing and assault on a law enforcement officer. He was taken to the Montgomery County Jail.

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