Firefighter suffers minor injury after recreational fire spreads to building in Miami County

A firefighter suffered a minor injury Thanksgiving night after a recreational fire spread to a building in Monroe Twp. in Miami County.

Firefighters found a building engulfed when they responded around 7:15 p.m. to a report of a grass fire close to a building in the 2400 block of West Monroe Concord Road, according to a release from Tipp City Fire & Emergency Services.

It initially was described as a “miscellaneous fire and upgraded to a structure fire,” the release stated.

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Crews contained the large fire to the grass field and building.

A firefighter suffered a minor injury but was treated and released. No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire was a recreational fire that was left unattended in changing winds and extremely dry conditions, the fire department said.

Additional crews from West Milton Fire Department and Bethel Fire Department assisted.

Ohio law prohibits outdoor open burning statewide in unincorporated areas, such as Monroe Twp., between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. during the months of March, April, May, October and November.

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