Photo: Noah Fickert/STAFF
Photo: Noah Fickert/STAFF

Crews battle massive Dayton house fire; power restored to area

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Firefighters were dispatched to the 700 block and found a two-story house fully engulfed in flames around 3:30 a.m., per initial reports.

Both floors of the home were burning and flames were shooting through the windows, fire officials said.

Crews worked to extinguish the blaze for over an hour due to the size of the house and water pressure issues.

Neighbors say the house was vacant, though they believe squatters may have been occupying it.

Gas and electric services were still on at the vacant house, prompting DP&L and Vectren personnel to be called to the scene. 

In the process of shutting off the home’s electricity, DP&L cut a pole which caused much of north Dayton to experience an outage, fire officials confirm. 

Power has since been restored to all customers, for now. Fire officials say both DP&L and Vectren will return to continue working and it may impact resident’s electricity and gas. 

Damage estimates were not immediately available, though officials consider the house a total loss.

Fire investigators were requested to the scene to determine the cause of the blaze. 

No injuries were reported.

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