Red Cross helping men displaced by Dayton house fire

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — The Red Cross is helping four men find a new place to stay after a house fire in Dayton.

It happened just after 1 a.m. Thursday at a house on Neal Avenue, near Belmonte Park North.

Fire officials say the fire started in a bedroom on the second floor of the home. Someone was sleeping in that room when the fire started, but he got out safely.

Three other men living at the house also escaped without injury.

Fire crews arrived and were able to knock down the fire quickly. Authorities say the fire was contained to the bedroom where it started.

According to fire officials, weather played a factor in battling the fire. Crews had to use a different fire hydrant for water after the first one they tried was frozen.

Crews on scene also rotated to make sure everyone stayed warm in frigid overnight temperatures.

No one was injured.

Fire officials say there was a smoke detector in the house, but it was not working.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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