Fire at Harrison Twp. apartment building being investigated as suspicious

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2 units damaged in Harrison Twp. apartment fire

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UPDATE @ 8:10 p.m.: No one was injured in the huge fire at the six-unit apartment building on Northcutt Place in Harrison Twp. that is being investigated as suspicious.

The first arriving crews found the apartment at 5132 Northcutt fully involved on the front end, Harrison Twp. Fire Chief Mark Lynch said.

"Crews made a remarkable knock down," he said. "Luckily, it wasn't as windy as it was this weekend or it would've took the whole top of this building off."

High winds that raced across the Miami Valley on Sunday were recorded at 38 mph to 58 mph.

>> High wind gusts reported throughout region

A second alarm was called because of the amount and speed of the flames. That second alarm brought crews from Butler Twp., Clayton, Dayton, Englewood, Huber Heights, Riverside, Trotwood and Vandalia.

"We had to throw a lot of people at it fast," Chief Lynch said.

Two families (five people in all) were affected by the fire and the damage. Beyond the two units heavily damaged by fire, the remaining four units were being affected by odor from the smoke, he said.

No one was home at the time of the fire he estimated caused $50,000 damage. The cause is under investigation, he said.

We will update this report as warranted.

UPDATE @ 7:35 p.m.:

Flames heavily damaged two apartments in a six-unit building in Harrison Twp. and there may be other apartments damaged by smoke and water.

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A Dayton Power & Light crew has been called to shut off power to the entire building made up of two-story apartments.

We’re working to find out if anyone has been injured in the fire, which prompted mutual aid from fire departments in Dayton and Englewood.

INITIAL REPORT

Several crews are on the scene of a structure fire in the 5100 block of Northcutt Place in Harrison Twp.

The fire was dispatched about 6:41 p.m. We’re hearing there are flames that have reached the attic.

We have not heard of any injury. We have a crew on the way.

We will update this developing report. Stay with whio.com for breaking news.

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