SKY7: Demolition of downtown Dayton building from massive fire
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Firefighters did not enter the structure to battle the blaze, already having concerns for the structural integrity even before the fire broke out, according to officials. Now, the building will be demolished while the investigation continues.
Heavy building fire in downtown Dayton
“Emergency demolition process renders the structure safe, but the debris removal will not come until later,” Dayton Fire Department spokesman Bryan Adams said.
Earlier, firefighters determined the blaze was intentionally set and ruled it arson.
Two juveniles, both 16 years old, have been arrested on charges connected to the blaze.
We’ll continue to update this page as new details become available.