Chief: Fire at small auto business in Trotwood traced to wood-burning stove

Crews arrived at the fire in the 4100 block of Fruedenberger Ave to find flames blowing out of the front door to the building. Crews found the wood-burning stove just inside the building, near the front door, said Trotwood Fire Chief Rick Haacke.

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A Dayton fire crew assisted.

A passer-by noticed the fire and smoke and called 9-1-1 just after 10 p.m., Chief Haacke said. 

He estimated the damage to the structure and contents at $5,000.

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