Fire at vacant Dayton duplex considered suspicious, officials say

UPDATE @ 1:50 a.m: The fire that occurred at a duplex on Leonhard and Troy streets Sunday night is being labeled as suspicious, according to officials.

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Fire crews responded to the vacant structure around 11 p.m. and were met with smoke and flames showing from the second floor.

“The fire was predominantly on the back of the duplex and extended onto the second floor into the attic area”, said District Chief Paul Raisch with the Dayton Fire Department.

Crews were able to knock the fire out quickly without any reported injuries.

Fire crews said they previously responded to a fire at the adjacent address, which was also reportedly vacant.

Damage estimates were not immediately available for this structure.

The fire remains under investigation.


There was a working fire Sunday night on Leonhard and Troy Streets, according to Montgomery County dispatch.

Crews were dispatched around 11:00 p.m. to a dwelling showing smoke from the second floor.

Upon arrival, heavy fire with exposures was reportedly coming from the second floor.

We are working to learn more and will update this page when more information becomes available.

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