3 vacant houses catch fire; firefighter injured

UPDATE 5:33 a.m.

A vacant house was destroyed and two others were damaged by fire Tuesday morning.

Officials said a vacant house was destroyed when it caught fire early this morning on Xenia Avenue. The blaze spread to vacant houses on either side, causing about $5,000 in damages, officials said.

A firefighter that fell in one of the houses is being checked by a medic on scene.

The fire is considered suspicious.

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UPDATE 5:18 a.m.

A medic has been requested to the scene for a firefighter that was reportedly injured.

We’re working to find out more.


Fire crews responded to a vacant structure fire at the intersection of Xenia Avenue and Saint Paul Avenue in Dayton early Tuesday morning.

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The incident occurred around 3:15 a.m. and crews are still on scene.

Witnesses claim to smell the fire remnants in the area. 

We will update this story with more details as they develop. 

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