Fire damages 16 apartments in Dayton, residents evacuated safely

Occupants of a 16-unit Woodman Park Apartments building were displaced Monday morning after a fire ripped through the structure.

Flames were coming from the building off Woodman Drive near U.S. 35 when fire crews arrived around 9:25 a.m. and smoke could be seen from downtown Dayton as the fire was doused with water by Dayton firefighters.

Residents evacuated safely and no injuries were reported. The Red Cross responded to the apartment complex to help relocate residents.

The roof of the building completely collapsed. The building is one of 33 in the large complex operated by Monarch Investment and Management Group.

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Initial reports indicated that at least two medics were called to the scene.

The fire is under investigation, but crews said they believe it was accidental.

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