DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Authorities say a motor scooter was the cause of a house fire on Thursday.
Firefighters say that a man was working on a motor scooter in the basement of the residence when gas fumes started to accumulate. When the man started the scooter’s engine, it sparked the fire.
Responders were able to keep the flames contained to the basement and all occupants got out safely.
The fire shut down part of Smithville road Thursday afternoon.
Firefighters wish to remind citizens they should never bring gas engines into their homes.