TROY, Ohio (WDTN) - 2 NEWS Investigates listened to 911 calls made about the Wednesday morning apartment fire in Troy. One caller told the dispatcher, "Our apartment building is on fire. We can't get out of our apartment. Our steps are blocked by fire."
Even Troy Fire Chief Chris Boehringer said, "it was a potential for a disaster."
2 NEWS investigates learned from checking public records that the two-story building at 32 Foss Way was built in 1970. Requirements were different then, with one way in and out allowed.
"I'm sure every fire chief in State of Ohio and across the nation would love to see it changed," said Chief Boehringer.
But right now it's up to tenants in old apartment buildings to have an escape device like a ladder to throw down if trapped on an upper floor. Chief Chris Boehringer says you should not have to jump.
Boehringer remarked, "There's no doubt in my mind if they would have had an emergency escape device to go out the window it definitely would have made a difference."
The Chief Building Official for Miami County which has handled Troy since 1999 says there's no record of an inspection at 32 Foss Way because there's been no permit filed to cause his staff to visit there. He told 2 NEWS Investigates that will change if the owner decides to rebuild.
Homicide detectives are at the scene of a shooting at Love's gas station on Edwin C. Moses Blvd.
One man is in custody after a police pursuit that began in Franklin and ended in the area of Germantown Pike and Stolz Avenue in Dayton.
Sidney Police are looking for a pair of men who robbed a Speedway gas station early Sunday morning.
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Two people were taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle rollover crash at the intersection of Wagner Ford Road Sunday afternoon.