DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A man is dead after a fire in Dayton Monday.
Montgomery County Regional Dispatch said crews were called to the fire at a duplex on Seminary Avenue just before 3:30 p.m. When crews arrived, they found smoke and heavy flames coming from the home. There were reports of people trapped, according to fire crews.
Dayton fire reported that high wind conditions made the fire spread quickly around the structure. All crews were ordered to evacuate the home due to an imminent collapse on the front side of the building. After the collapse, crews restarted search and rescue efforts and fire control.
One man was found in the second-floor bathroom with non-survivable injuries. He was identified as 64-year-old Jerry Evans.
Dayton fire said the home was not equipped with working smoke detectors.
The home was heavily damaged by the fire, however, a damage estimate is not yet available.
This incident is the third fire fatality in the City of Dayton in 2022.
2 NEWS will update this developing story as we receive more information.