Fairborn fire claims two homes


FAIRBORN — An apartment fire in Fairborn left two families without a home on the corner of Dayton Drive and Xenia Drive Sunday afternoon.

Both families made it out of the apartments safely, although there is extensive damage to the building, which took firefighters over three hours to get under control.

According to Fire Chief Ryan Williams, firefighters arrived around 4:30 p.m. to what Williams said is “comparable to a pizza oven.”

“The fire is still under investigation,” said Williams. “We cannot get into the structure right now, just due to stability concerns.”

According to Williams, the fire had advanced significantly upon the team’s arrival, but they had a lot of community help to eventually put out the fire.

“A couple of families were displaced, they’ve been assisted by the Red Cross,” he said. “There were some family pets that were deceased, however we did find one cat we were able to give to a neighbor.”

No human injuries were reported, firefighter or resident, and the cause has yet to be determined.

Contact Ethan Charles at 937-502-4532.

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