Smoke from Dayton house fire seen for blocks

Dayton firefighters battled a house fire today in the 700 block of Philadelphia Drive.

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Dayton firefighters battled a house fire today in the 700 block of Philadelphia Drive.

Dayton firefighters responded to a house fire in the 700 block of Philadelphia Drive on Tuesday morning.

Smoke from the blaze could be seen for blocks on the city’s northwest side near Wolf Creek.

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Initial reports from emergency radio traffic indicated the house was vacant.

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Firefighters went into defensive mode about 10:50 a.m.

Officials said utilities had not been turned on for the house in nearly a decade.

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