911 caller: Grandmother ran into burning Dayton house to rescue baby; 2 injured

Two people were injured in a house fire in Dayton Wednesday evening where a woman reportedly ran inside to rescue a baby.

Both were residents of the home, said Dayton fire Capt. Brad French. One was transported to the hospital to be evaluated.

Fire crews were called to the first block of Colley Place on a report of a possible house fire at about 7:28 p.m., according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.

A 911 caller said that there was a baby inside the house and the baby’s grandmother ran inside after them. The grandmother got the baby out of the house, the caller said.

The first crew arrived within four minutes and found fire showing from the first floor of the two-story home, said French.

Firefighters immediately entered the home to search the residence and attack the flames. They were able to get the fire under control quickly, French said.

Dayton Fire Department investigators determined the cause of the fire to be accidental. There was an estimated $50,000 worth of damage to the home.

Fire crews were on the scene for approximately three hours, according to French.

About the Author