UPDATE: Dayton house fire deemed "suspicious"

Fire crews called to house fire in Dayton (WKEF/WRGT)

UPDATE: An investigator and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office are working together to determine what caused the house fire on Detroit Avenue.

Harrison Township Battalion Chief Darrin Wiseman said police were patrolling the area this morning when they spotted the fire and called it in.

Wiseman said crews couldn't make entry because the house was already too far gone.

Wiseman said they called in extra crews because of the heat and were able to knock the fire down fairly quickly after that.

Crews said they did not find anyone inside the house.

"It's been vacant for several years, but there's a lot of stuff in there indicating that somebody's been in there," Wiseman said.

Wiseman said crews are regarding the fire as suspicious, as there have been a few similar incidents recently in the area.

Crews are still investigating where the fire started, but Wiseman said the house is a total loss.


DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Dayton Fire crews are currently working to extinguish a house fire in Dayton.

Crews were called to the scene on Detroit Avenue just after 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 1.

Fire crews have confirmed the house is vacant.

We are working to determine what caused the fire.

This is a developing news story and will be updated.

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