Man runs back into burning home for kids

WEST ALEXANDRIA, Ohio (WDTN) – A Preble County man was taken to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight early Friday after firefighters say he ran back inside his burning home.

The fire started at 6085 Ray Road sometime after 2:00 a.m. The fire chief tells 2 NEWS a man got out safely, but ran back inside to get three children.

When he came out again, he collapsed in the yard. He is being treated for smoke inhalation.

No one else was hurt.

Firefighters found some puppies on the back porch. They were covered in debris, but otherwise fine.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 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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