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Massive Blaze Destroys Several East Dayton Apartments

DAYTON -- A massive apartment fire forces several families out of their homes. Firefighters responded to the apartment building on Oberon Court, near East Third Street, just after midnight Thursday.

It appears the blaze started on a sofa and flames quickly spread throughout the apartment. The fire spread to an unattached building behind the apartment, as well.

Several people from both buildings had to be evacuated. It took firefighters more than two hours to battle the blaze. Sixty workers were on the scene and the department was using all of its equipment, with the exception of one ladder truck and one engine.

The buildings are being called a total loss. There was one man taken into custody on the scene. He is being considered a person of interest. Fire crews plan to remain on scene until at least noon Thursday. Massive Blaze Destroys Several East Dayton Apartments

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