No artwork damaged after boiler fire at Dayton Art Institute

Credit: DaytonDailyNews


Credit: DaytonDailyNews

No artwork was damaged after a boiler fire Friday afternoon at the Dayton Art Institute.

Dayton Fire Department District Chief Chris Kinzler said all damage was contained to the boiler, which is believed to have malfunctioned at the museum, 456 Belmonte Park N.

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Museum staff was outside when fire crews arrived and directed them to the boiler.

“It was getting hot, there was some discoloration on the exterior metal of the boiler,” Kinzler said. “The Dayton Art Institute staff did a great job. They already had the gas shut off.”

Firefighters used water to put out the fire. They also checked the roof multiple times to be sure there was no damage.

Crews worked with museum staff to coordinate any artwork that needed to be moved, Kinzler said.

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The only smoke reported was steam near the boiler area, which dissipated.

No injuries were reported.