DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Fire crews were on scene Monday morning at Woodman Park Apartments after a call was placed for a fully involved fire near Woodman Drive and US-35.

The call came in around 9:30 Monday morning. When crews arrived they found flames showing from an apartment. “It’s fairly rare for this early in the morning, but of course as we turned out of the engine house, we saw a large column of smoke…knew we had a heavy working fire,” said Dayton Fire Department District Chief David Wright.

Upon arrival, crews found of the 16 apartments in the building, the entire upper right side was in full flames and spreading to the attic. Not long after arrival, Chief Wright says a smoke explosion occurred on the left side of the building after smoke and unburned gases were trapped and the fire lit them off.

“Sent all the crews into evacuation to make sure all the apartments were clear. We walked around, knocked on doors, made sure everybody was out of the apartment…then we began flowing water to extinguish the fire,” said Chief Wright.

Chief Wright also confirming to 2 news that no one was injured during the fire, including pets. One person was treated for smoke inhalation. “I have to think that a lot of people were clearly at work…and everybody else realized there was a fire and got out,” said Chief Wright.

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The Dayton Fire Department said the fire has been ruled as accidental. Those displaced during the fire are working with the apartment complex to find accommodations in the meantime.

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