Fire crews battle apartment fire in Trotwood

Trotwood apartment complex catches fire as community recovers from EF4 tornado

The fire was reported around 10:45 a.m. at the Wingate at Belle Meadows complex on Shiloh Springs Road in Trotwood.

Whitney Waldon holds her long-haired chihuahua as police and fire crews give oxygen to another one of her dogs.
Photo: Nick Graham/Staff
Trotwood Police Sgt. Brent Rasor, left, and Harrison Twp. firefighter Fred Puderbaugh, right, give oxygen to a long-haired chihuahua named, Camo, after it was rescued from a fire at Wingate at Belle Meadows apartments in Trotwood.
Photo: Nick Graham/Staff

A brick apartment building in the complex was engulfed when fire crews arrived on the scene.

The cause of the fire is not known at this time.

Firefighters battle blaze at Wingate at Belle Meadows apartment complex on Shiloh Springs Road in Trotwood,.
Photo: Lynn Hulsey

The fire comes as the community works to cleanup after an EF4 tornado hit Monday night. The building had not been damaged in the tornado. It had been without electricity and water until Friday, said Marquita Atwater, 31, who lives in an apartment across the street from the one that was on fire.

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“This is terrible,” said Atwater, adding that relatives of her aunt’s husband live in one of the burning apartments.

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People living in the apartment were evacuated and no one was injured. All pets in the apartment were saved.

Fire at Wingate at Belle Meadows apartments in Trotwood

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