Flames rip through vacant home in Dayton, cause deemed suspicious

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SCENE: Flames rip through vacant home in Dayton, cause deemed suspicious

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UPDATE @ 7:55 a.m.

A fire that heavily damaged a vacant home on North Irwin Street in Dayton is considered suspicious, said Dayton District Chief Rennes Bowers.

The fire started in the basement and had been burning for some time. Bowers said the floors had already fallen through by the time crews arrived.

No one was injured.

A home to the north of the fire was evacuated because it was exposed to the heat of the flames. Bowers said crews were able to prevent flames from spreading to any other structures and no other homes were damaged, Bowers said.

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Dayton fire fighters are battling a house fire on North Irwin Street

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UPDATE @7 a.m.

Fire crews are working to protect a neighboring house from catching fire.

There is a gap of only several feet between the house on fire and the neigboring house. Water is being sprayed between to the two homes to prevent the fire from spreading.

Flames are now going through the roof of the house on fire.

FIRST REPORT

A working fire has been reported on North Irwin Street in Dayton.

The fire was reported around 6:10 a.m. in the 100 block of North Irwin. Crews are working to keep the flames from spreading to a neighboring home. The fire is at a house reported to be vacant.

Crews are fighting the fire defensively.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.