Fire officials say no working smoke detectors at scene of Dayton house fire

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Fire officials say a person was fortunate to escape a house fire in Dayton early Tuesday.

Firefighters responded to reports of a house fire on Swisher Avenue, near South Broadway Street, just after 5 a.m. Tuesday.

When crews arrived, they found flames coming from the second floor of the house.

A person living at the house got out safely, but fire officials say there were not working smoke detectors in the home.

Fire crews had to use saws to cut bars from the windows to get inside and put out the fire.

No one was injured.

Fire officials say the person living at the house won’t be able to stay there due to damage caused by the fire. That person told fire officials they would stay with someone else.

According to fire officials, the house sustained nearly $15,000 in damage.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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