Family of five displaced from their Miamisburg home after it's destroyed by fire
UPDATE: Family members told FOX 45 5 kids and 2 adults live in the Miamisburg home that was destroyed by a fire.
Two of the children who lived at the home were at the house when the fire started. They were taken to the hospital to be checked out, along with the adult male who lived there, but are now out. A third child had just left for school.
An adult female who lived at the home is still at Miami Valley Hospital in critical condition. A GoFundMe page has been created for the family.
MIAMISBURG, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - A fast-moving fire completely destroys a Miamisburg family's home.
Firefighters were called to the home on East Pearl Street just before 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday.
According to Battalion Chief Steve Meadows from the Miami Valley Fire District, two adults and two children were inside the home at the time but were able to get out. Meadows says a family member drove them to the hospital. Authorities say a woman is in serious condition and is being treated at Miami Valley Hospital. Two dogs were also inside the home but sadly did not make it out alive.
FOX 45's Clancy Burke reports another child lived at the home, but had already left for school for the morning.
Meadows says when crews arrived on the scene, the fire was so intense they had to go into a defensive mode. A defensive mode means the fire is too dangerous for crews to go inside the structure, so they fight the flames from the outside.
It's unclear at this time what started the fire. Meadows says investigators haven't had a chance to interview the family.
Meadows does have some fire safety tips he wants homeowners to know. While the cause has not been determined for this fire, he said firefighters have responded to at least one fire this year caused by a space heater. He also says live Christmas trees can be a fire hazard and those who have them should be taking proper precautions.