UPDATE @ 1:49 a.m.:
A fire that broke out inside a locked and boarded vacant house is suspicious, Deputy Chief Scott Rowlett of the Dayton Fire Department said.
Dayton firefighters were called around 1 a.m. to a report of a fire with visible flames and smoke in the 100 block of South McGee Street.
“The fire originated in a rear room in the rear of the structure,” Rowlett said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, but Rowlett said it was suspicious because the vacant two-story house was well secured, with its doors and windows locked and boarded.
An investigator was called early this morning to a fire that broke out at a vacant two-story house.
Dayton firefighters responded around 1 a.m. to the 100 block of South McGee Street, where a fire reportedly started in back of the house.
The fire was quickly extinguished and no injuries were reported.
The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.