Fire at previously burned structure is suspicious, officials say

UPDATE @ 1:50 a.m: The vacant structure fire that occurred on Lorain Avenue early Monday is considered suspicious, according to officials.

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Dayton fire crews say they responded to the structure in the 700 block, which had previously caught fire, around  12:25 a.m. and were met with heavy smoke and flames.

Firefighters were urged to use caution when entering the house, due to the structure having been burned before. 

RELATED: Structure fire reported on Lorain Avenue in Dayton

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The fire was knocked down quickly and no injuries were reported. 

Arson investigators are labeling both fires as suspicious and believe they were set purposely, officials say.


Crews are responding to a structure on Lorain Avenue for a reported working fire that occurred early Monday.

The incident was dispatched at a reported vacant structure with flames showing in the 700 block around 12:25 a.m., per initial reports.

We are working to learn more details and will continue to update this story. 

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