Church’s Chicken fire investigated as arson

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

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Officials believe a fire at a Dayton restaurant could be the work of an arsonist.

The fire sparked at the Church’s Chicken in the 2400 block of Gettysburg Avenue Friday around 1:30 a.m.

The Dayton Fire Department responded to the scene and quickly put out the flames.

An arson investigator was called to the restaurant. Police believe someone entered the restaurant through the drive-thru window and then broke into a safe and stole and undetermined amount of cash.

The fire remains under investigation.

The building is 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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