DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A house in Dayton caught fire late Sunday night.
According to authorities, crews responded to a house fire near the intersection of Mary Avenue and Riverside Drive around 11 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22.
Firefighters reportedly attempted to enter the home but flames were out of control.
Dayton Fire Department District Fire Chief Matt McClain said firefighters completed a “tactical burn,” meaning they let the roof burn through, so crews could attack it from aerial ladders. By operating the tactical burn, firefighters were able to protect everything around the house from burning.
Since this is not the first time this house has caught fire, one of the biggest concerns McClain mentioned was structural damage. Utilities, such as gas and electricity, had been shut off for some time now.
“We had a 2.5 story wood-frame house, residential home, with heavy fire when crews arrived on the scene,” said McClain. “We actually put one of our bigger hand lines this time because they had so much fire going at the back of the house.”
McClain says that crews would be performing limited searches once it’s safe to enter.
At the last time 2 NEWS checked, the home was completely burned down, with no structure remaining.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.