Crews battle house fire near East Fourth Street in Dayton

The house, at 114 June Street, was vacant, while the house next door is in the process of being rehabbed and nobody was in the structure when the fire broke out, according to Barry Baldwin, Dayton Fire District Chief.

The house was fully involved when crews arrived on the scene, Baldwin said. The damage to the neighboring house was not significant, he said.

Baldwin said the fire is suspicious because the structure was vacant.

“It could be a number of causes, but we’re checking into it,” Baldwin said.

The fire, including the cause, is under investigation.

UPDATE @ 4:55 a.m.

Our crew on the scene reports one house has been completely destroyed by the fire, while a neighboring house suffered some damage.

It was not immediately known if either structure was occupied when the fire broke out.

We’ll update this page when new information becomes available.

FIRST REPORT

Firefighters are on the scene of a structure fire near the intersection of East Fourth Street and South June Street in Dayton.

Crews were dispatched around 4:20 a.m. this morning.

Initial reports indicate the structure is fully engulfed and neighboring homes are being evacuated.

There have been no immediate reports of injuries.

We have a crew on the scene and will update this story as more information becomes available.

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