UPDATE @5:25 a.m.
A family of four suffered smoke inhalation and minor burns in a Trotwood house fire Wednesday morning.
Fire officials said when crews arrived shortly after 3:30 a.m., four people were already outside in the front yard. The house was engulfed in flames.
The family told fire crews they didn’t have any working smoke detectors, saying they removed the batteries because the smoke detectors were chirping.
Crews are on scene putting out hot spots while an investigator works to determine the cause of the fire.
The house is a total loss.
UPDATE @4:35 a.m.
A Trotwood house appears to have been destroyed in a fire.
Black smoke continues to billow from the home about an hour after the blaze was reported.
We have a crew on scene.
Up to five people have been injured in a house fire in Trotwood.
The fire was reported around 3:40 a.m. in the 4900 block of Gardendale Avenue.
Initial reports indicate up to five people may have burn injuries.
Fire crews reported heavy fire upon arrival.
This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.
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