Smoke surrounds crews battling fire

Crews worked to battle flames and smoke as a vacant structure burned. (WDTN Photo/Robert Lowrey)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Massive amounts of smoke filled the air as crews worked to battle a fire in Dayton.

Firefighters were called to Harshman St. & E. Second St. around 5:15 pm Wednesday. Smoke could be seen from several miles away.

The fire broke out at the Harris Thomas Drop Forge Co. building.

Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire. Arson investigators were called to the scene because the building was vacant.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital with minor foot injuries. 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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