Investigator called to Dayton vacant house fire

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.