Children started garage fire in Dayton, captain says

The children, who were in the area when fire crews arrived, admitted they had been in the garage, using matches to set fire to leaves, the fire captain said.

The program tries to teach children about the dangers of fire.

The captain estimated the damage to the structure and its contents at $5,000.

EARLIER: A garage fire in Dayton on Tuesday afternoon, in the 100 block of West Norman Avenue, has been ruled suspicious, Dayton fire officials say.

Crews were dispatched just before 6 p.m. on a report of a structure fire.

The fire is out, but crews remain on scene checking for hot spots. An arson investigator will be called to the scene.

There are no reports of injuries.

We have a crew on scene. We will update this story as we get details.

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