Man ID’d in Dayton house fire

DAYTON (WDTN) — One person has died in a house fire in Dayton on Thursday morning.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as Terry Wilmer, 69, of Dayton.

Fire officials say the fire started just after 8 a.m. at a house in the 100 block of Willowwood Drive.

House fire on Willowwood Drive in Dayton
House fire on Willowwood Drive in Dayton

Firefighters pulled a man from the home and was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital where he later died, reportedly of smoke inhalation.

The identity of the victim has not yet been released.

Fire officials say the fire started on the second floor. The biggest danger with the fire was smoke, with very few flames showing when fire crews arrived.

A woman who called 911 said she was walking her dog when she saw smoke coming from the home. Another neighbor says they pounded on the door trying to alert people inside but got no response.

Firefighters say there was no power to the home.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office has been notified of the fire. The investigation is ongoing.

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