1 injured after jumping from window of burning Dayton home

A person was injured during an early morning fire Friday morning after he jumped from a second story window of the Dayton home.

They suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital for an evaluation, according to the Dayton Fire Department.

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A second resident was able to escape out of the back of the home.

The West Great Miami Boulevard duplex was severely damaged in the large fire and deemed a total loss.

Multiple propane tanks inside the home exploded, resulting in crews fighting the fire defensively, according to the fire department.

No fire personnel was injured during the incident.

Dispatchers received multiple calls about the blaze around 2:45 a.m.

A man who said he lived in the residence told dispatchers that the front of the house was on fire and smoke was going through the home.

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“My roommate is out there right now trying to deal with the fire extinguisher but it looks like it’s coming into the living room,” he said.

A neighbor told the Dayton Daily News that he was in bed when his upstairs neighbor alerted him to the fire.

“All I know I was in bed and my neighbor upstairs came down beating on my door,” Phillip Jackson Sr. said. “He knew I was in the house and he wanted to get me out. He saved my life.”

Jackson said when he opened his door he could feel the heat from the fire next door.

He praised Dayton Fire Department for working hard on the fire and saving his home.

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“Dayton Fire Department did an excellent job,” Jackson said. “I really appreciate them.”

The Red Cross was contacted to assist the residents, according to dispatch records.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. We will continue to update this story as more information is released.

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