Woman rescued from Dayton furnace fire

(WDTN Photo/Mike Burianek)
(WDTN Photo/Mike Burianek)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  A woman was rescued from her smoke-filled home in Dayton Tuesday morning.

Fire crews were called to the 2600 block of Greenbrier Drive in Dayton around 10:30 Tuesday morning for smoke in the back of a home.

A woman in a wheelchair was trapped inside the home began filling with smoke. Dayton Police Officers also responded to the call for help and were able to help the woman out of the house.

Dayton Fire Department District Chief Tim Rose told  2 NEWS the fire began in a furnace and spread into the walls, catching the insulation in the attic on fire. Rose said the fire and smoke caused about $40,000 in damage to the home.

The woman was not injured and is staying with neighbors. Chief Rose said the home will have to be repaired before the woman can move back in.

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