3 houses damaged, 2 families displaced in overnight fire in Dayton

Three houses were damaged in an overnight fire reported in the area of East Third and Findlay streets in Dayton on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Photo courtesy the Dayton Fire Department.

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Three houses were damaged in an overnight fire reported in the area of East Third and Findlay streets in Dayton on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Photo courtesy the Dayton Fire Department.

Two families were displaced after a house fire damaged two additional houses after the flames to the neighboring homes in Dayton earlier Friday.

The Red Cross is helping the two families affected. No injuries were reported.

Dayton Fire Department crews responded to the area of East Third and North Findlay streets around 12:41 a.m., according to fire department. Ten Dayton crews responded, with the Kettering Fire Department providing assistance.

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When crews arrived, the house was fully-involved and the fire was spreading to houses on either side. Due to the severity of the fire, crews performed defensive operations on the main house and other firefighters worked to mitigate the spread to the other two houses.

All three houses were heavily damaged, according to the fire department. A damage estimate is pending.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

We are working to learn more and will update this story as more information is available.

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