Firefighters respond to 5 fires at same Dayton house in 36 hours; 1 in custody

One person is in custody after the Dayton Fire Department was called to five fires at the same house in 36 hours.

Firefighters responded to a house in the 400 block of Rockcliff Circle at 1:14 a.m. and 8:22 a.m. on Wednesday and 3:02 a.m., 5:56 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on Thursday.

“No injuries were reported in any of the incidents,” according to a release from the Dayton Fire Department. “These fire incidents are considered isolated, and there is no apparent threat to other homes in the area.”

The person was arrested following the fifth fire, which was determined to have been set intentionally, according to the fire department.

It is not clear if the person in custody was involved in all five fires.

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The causes of the fires are under investigation.

The house was deemed uninhabitable, but not a total loss, said Dayton Fire District Chief David Grubb. A damage estimate was not available.

Anyone with information on the fires should call the Dayton Fire Department Fire Investigation Unit at 937-333-TIPS (8477) or Miami Valley CrimeStoppers at 937-222-STOP (7867).

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