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.
Courtesy: Chad Lockhart
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.
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.
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