Firefighters battle heavy smoke, flames

WDTN Photo/Adam Schrand
WDTN Photo/Adam Schrand

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Dayton firefighters let a fire burn itself out at a vacant house.

Crews were dispatched to Lakeview and Dearborn Avenues around 3:30 p.m. Saturday after a fire sparked in the back of the home.

Heavy black smoke billowed from the second story window Saturday afternoon.

Fire officials shut down Lakeview and Dearborn Avenues to battle the flames.

Since the home was vacant, fire officials just let the home burn.

The house is a total loss.

Arson investigators are looking into the cause. 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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