DAYTON (WDTN) — Dayton firefighters worked quickly on Monday morning to put out a fire at a home on Eastview Avenue.
It happened in the 2300 block of Eastview around 1:30 a.m. on Monday. Fire officials say no one was home when the fire started.
District Fire Chief Rennes Bowers says the person living at the home left about an hour before the fire started. Bowers says the fire started in the kitchen, after the person left a burner on the stove on after cooking a meal.
Once firefighters identified the source of the fire, they were able to contain it quickly.
“They got in here pretty good,” Bowers said. “Fortunately, it was on this end and they were able to make a rapid advance on it and knock it down quickly.”
Bowers says the fire caused about $15,000 worth of damage to the house. Most of the smoke and fire damage was contained to the kitchen.
No one was injured. Due to smoke and electrical damage to the house, the residents won’t be able to stay there. The Red Cross was finding housing for the occupants.
While the fire is not considered suspicious, a fire investigator was coming to the scene to make a final determination.