Vacant house damaged by fire in Dayton

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Investigators are working to learn what caused a house fire in Dayton early Friday.

Authorities say a neighbor called 911 to report a fire at a house on Alwildly Avenue, near Miami Chapel Road, just before 1 a.m. Friday.

When crews arrived, they found smoke and flames coming from the house.

Authorities say the house was vacant.

No injuries were reported.

Authorities did not give an estimate of damage caused by the fire. Smoke damage was visible around the windows of the house.

Suspect in deadly stolen cruiser crash due in court

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — The man accused of stealing a police cruiser and causing a deadly crash in Dayton is due in court Thursday morning.

32-year-old Raymond Walters will be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. He’s facing more than 20 felony charges, including murder.

Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck, Jr. announced Monday that a grand jury had indicted Walters for causing the August 26th crash.

The full counts are as follows:

Perfect pumpkin picking weather with lots of sunshine

A spectacular fall day filled with lots of sunshine and warming fall temperatures. After a cool start in the 40s this morning, temperatures will rise into the 70s by this afternoon. A perfect day to take in some fall activities such as pumpkin picking or the Minster Oktoberfest.

TODAY: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Highs near 75

Car slams into pole on Dayton street

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A car slammed into a pole on a Dayton street early Friday.

It happened on W. Third Street near N. James H. McGee Boulevard around 4:20 a.m. Friday.

The car was heavily damaged in the crash.

A medic was requested to the scene. Authorities did not release any information about injuries from the crash.

Police shut down the intersection of W. Third Street and N. James H. McGee Boulevard for nearly and hour to clear the crash.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Crews contain large mulch fire in Dayton

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Fire officials say crews have contained a large mulch fire in Dayton.

The fire started just before 1 a.m. Friday in the parking lot of the old Meijer location on Harshman Road.

Fire officials say this is a collection area for debris from the Memorial Day tornadoes. When crews arrived, they found a large pile of debris on fire.

According to fire officials, recent warm weather caused the debris piles to heat up, which may have caused the fire.


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