Fire at ‘killer dogs’ house ruled arson

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A fire that broke out at the same home where a woman was mauled to death by her neighbors’ dogs has been ruled arson.

Crews were called to the home at 35 East Bruce Avenue around 8:30 a.m. Friday.

Dayton Interim Fire Chief Jeff Payne said the fire appeared to have started on the second floor of the home.

No one was inside at the time and no one was hurt.

The home where the fire broke out is where the dogs lived that mauled Klonda Richey to death 2 weeks ago. The couple who lived there were jailed, but later released because no formal charges were filed.

If you have any information about the fire, call Crime Stoppers at 937-222-7867. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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