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Published: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 2:30 AM
Updated: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 3:35 AM

UPDATE @ 3:35 a.m. 

Firefighters said a vacant house was heavily damaged after a fire broke out early Wednesday morning. 

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Crews were first dispatched to the area of Harvard Boulevard and Benson Drive to check a report of smoke in the area, but quickly requested additional units to respond after locating the burning structure, according to Dayton Fire District Chief Cheryl Clark. 

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Clark said firefighters originally went inside the structure to fight the blaze, but quickly exited the structure when they noticed parts of the roof were starting to collapse. 

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Clark said once firefighters exited the structure they started to battle it defensively and worked to prevent the fire from spreading to any neighboring structures. 

No one was inside the house and no injuries were reported. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

SCENE: Fire roars through Dayton residence

FIRST REPORT

Firefighters have responded to a reported fully engulfed house fire in the area of Harvard Boulevard and Benson Drive Wednesday morning. 

The fire was first reported around 2:15 a.m. with first crews on scene reporting heavy smoke and flames coming from the structure. 

Scanner traffic from indicates the roof of the house has already begun to collapse

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page when new details become available. 

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