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Neighbor: ‘Very frightening sight’ as fire engulfs Tipp City home

The cause of a morning house fire in Tipp City has not been determined yet and remains under investigation, according to firefighters. 

A dollar estimate of the damage was not available, but officials said the home was destroyed by the blaze. 

A neighboring home suffered some damage, but it was limited to melted siding. 

No injuries have been reported. 

UPDATE @ 10:15 a.m.: 

Neighbors helped other homeowners nearby evacuate their homes after a house fire erupted at a Tipp City home Friday. 

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Siearra August, who lives adjacent to the North First Street home that caught fire, heard a knock from a neighbor who urged her and her children to evacuate their home immediately. 

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“I walked out the door with my kids and (the home) was fully engulfed,” August said. 

“Very frightening sight to see this morning,” August said. 

August said her family has already received an “enormous” outpouring of support from other neighbors and the community in the aftermath of the neighbor’s house fire. 

“It wasn’t even our house that was on fire and we’ve received so much support, and opportunity for my kids to stay warm,” August said.  

UPDATE @ 9:35 a.m.: 

Firefighters are continuing to work to extinguish a house fire that broke out in the 100 block of North First Street in Tipp City Friday morning. 

Pictures taken before fire crews arrived show heavy flames and thick black smoke billowing from the home. 

Initial reports indicate all occupants were able to evacuate the house before firefighters arrived. 

We’ll continue to update this page as new details become available. 

Marshall Gorby/Staff


Fire crews have responded to reports of a fully engulfed house fire on North First Street Friday morning. 

Firefighters responded to the home in the 100 block of North First Street around 8:15 a.m. and reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the structure, according to initial reports. 

All occupants were able to evacuate the home before fire crews arrive, according to emergency scanner traffic. 

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

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