Fire at Church’s Chicken under investigation

Fire at Church's Chicken on N. Gettysburg Ave. (WDTN Photo/Bear Everett)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Firefighters investigating a fire inside a Church’s Chicken restaurant say the circumstances are suspicious.

Smoke was billowing from the restaurant in the 2400 block of Gettysburg Avenue when firefighters arrived around 1:30 a.m. Friday.

Firefighters say the fire started in the back of the building and they had some trouble reaching it.

There were some electrical problems, so they also had to wait for Dayton Power & Light to shut off the power.

Once that happened, firefighters say they were able to quickly put the fire out.

They stayed on scene for several hours putting out hot spots.

Officials initially said the building could be repaired, but are now calling it a total loss. 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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