Fire causes substantial damage to Riverside home

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Chuck Hamlin/Staff

UPDATE @ 3:40 p.m.:

A Riverside home sustained significant damage after fire ripped through the structure Monday afternoon.

Firefighters from Riverside, Dayton, Fairborn, Beavercreek, and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base all responded to the house in the 400 block of Ketcham Street around 1:30 p.m.

Three people, an adult and two children were home when the fire broke out but were able to get out safely, Riverside Fire Battalion Chief Jim Hart said. Two dogs also evacuated safely, but a cat is still unaccounted for, Hart said.

The fire appears to have started in the kitchen, Hart said, however the cause remains under investigation.

No injuries were reported.

Damage to the home is significant and described as “unlivable” by Hart.

Additional details were not available.


Fire crews from multiple departments have responded to a reported house fire in the 400 block of Ketcham Street in Riverside Monday afternoon.

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Firefighters were dispatched around 1:30 p.m. and reported heavy smoke coming from the house.

There have been no initial reports of injuries.

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as we learn more.

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