DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Red Cross is assisting a Dayton resident who lost their home Thursday after a fire.
The fire was reported at around 12:50 pm at house in the 700 block of Clement Ave. in Dayton. When crews arrived, flames could be seen from outside of the house.
Passersby helped the homeowner escape from the basement of the residence.
“They’re very brave to go in and pull him out, although we don’t recommend that because they don’t have the gear that we have to protect them. So we could end up having them becoming victims, too. They got him out and that’s great, no one was injured,” said District Fire Chief Cheryl Clark with the Dayton Fire Department.
Multiple firefighters are being treated for heat exhaustion, but no other injuries have been reported.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.