MIAMISBURG, Ohio (WDTN) – Fire crews had to battle flames and the heat after they were called to a house that caught fire Thursday morning.
The fire sparked in the 700 block of Cottage Avenue in Miamisburg around 7:50 a.m.
“Lot of heat, lot of smoke,” describes Battalion Chief Steve Meadows with the Miami Valley Fire District.
Montgomery County Dispatchers told 2 NEWS heavy smoke was seen coming from the second floor of the house.
No one was inside the house, but crews believe the fire started on the first floor.
“This particular fire was extremely hot along with the ambient temperature being so high,” says Batt. Chief Meadows.
Firefighters cut a hole in the roof to ventilate the house, which helped get the heat out so they could get inside and stamp out the flames and smoke. Crews used water not only to fight the fire but also to stay hydrated.
While on scene, the chief frequently rotated his crews.
“We got some nice fans to kind of keep things cool for us,” says Batt. Chief Meadows. “I think we’ve done a pretty good job of keeping cool and hydrated.”
No firefighters were hurt, and the house is not considered a total loss. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.