Fire causes total loss at Riverside business on Brandt Pike

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SCENE: Fire roars at Brandt Pike business in Riverside

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UPDATE @ 3:22 p.m.

News Center 7’s Malik Perkins spoke to the owner of the building, Michael Ortman, who said, “It was a complete shock when he received the call that his building was on fire.” Ortman said he was in the process of relocating his business, but still used the structure for storage. According to Ortman there were tractors and alot of expensive tools that were all declared a total loss. Ortman had insurance for about one third of the contents, but wishes he had purchased more coverage.

Daniel Stitzel, Fire Chief of Riverside, said that his crews initially went inside the structure to fight the fire, but had to take a defensive position. The change of action occurred after what he believes was a propane explosion. The building has been declared a total loss and the cause of the fire is still under investigation. Stitzel reports no one was hurt in the blaze and he praised the work of over five departments that worked together to extinguish the fire.

UPDATE @ 9:35 a.m.: 

Fire has caused significant damage to a metal building at Dayton Trailer Sales on Brandt Pike in Riverside Wednesday morning.

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ON SCENE: Fire crews clean up after blaze at Brandt Pike business

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Firefighters said the blaze caused the roof to collapse while they were battling the flames. Emergency scanner traffic indicated firefighters were forced to evacuate the building and fight the fire defensively after the flames intensified.

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No one was inside the building when the fire broke out and no injuries have been reported.

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.

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FIRST REPORT

Firefighters from multiple departments have responded to a reported fire at a business on Brandt Pike in Riverside Wednesday morning.

Crews responded to Dayton Trailer Sales in the 1100 block of Brandt Pike around 8:35 a.m. and reported heavy smoke coming from a metal building.

Additional details were not immediately available.

We have a crew on the scene and we’ll update this story as we learn more.

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