Neighbors: dog rescued from burning Dayton home

Crews battle a house fire on Wroe Avenue in Dayton.

DAYTON (WDTN) — One dog was rescued from a burning home in Dayton Wednesday morning.

Crews were dispatched to a home near Wroe Avenue and Neal Avenue at around 3:30 a.m.

Officials on-scene say they found heavy fire and smoke coming from the front porch and second floor. They say the fire spread to the attic, and that became an obstacle to putting out the flames.

T’Shon Bibbs, a neighbor, tells 2NEWS he called 911 when he saw the flames.

“He was like its a fire. We didn’t believe him. We drove up and saw it. There was a whole bunch of flames shooting out the window,” he said.

No one was home when the fire broke out.

Dwayne Core, a neighbor who spotted the fire, said he was driving in an alley when he noticed the flames.

“When I turned around I said bro that’s a fire,” he added, “it seemed like it was headed upstairs,”

The cause is under investigation.

“They knew what they were doing,” Core said. He believes the fire might have started on a grill, and then spread inside when someone threw a propane tank in.

Neighbors reported two other dogs were inside the home; however, fire officials on-scene haven’t confirmed the presence of any pets inside the home at this point.

We have a crew at the scene and we’ll provide updates as they become available. 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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