Person jumped from window as Dayton house in flames Thursday

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A house in Dayton erupted in flames Thursday morning.

The fire happened around 9:45 am Thursday in the first block of McReynolds Street. When fire crews arrived they found the second floor of the home in heavy flames and flames were coming from the roof.

Though the home was supposed to be vacant, Dayton Fire officials told 2 NEWS that squatters were staying there when the fire broke out. One person jumped from a second story window and was taken to a nearby hospital to treat minor injuries.

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  • mcreynolds fire FB
  • 4-8 McReynolds Fire
  • 4-8 McReynolds Fire
  • 4-8 McReynolds Fire
  • 4-8 McReynolds Fire

The roof collapsed on the vacant home and is considered destroyed at this point. No firefighters were hurt during the incident and no neighboring structures were damaged by the blaze. Authorities are still investigating what caused the fire to start in the first place.

This is a developing story and WDTN.com is working to learn more. Watch this space for updates when more information becomes available.

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