Battalion chief: Power line downed by tree limb starts Beavercreek house fire

UPDATE @ 9:34 p.m.: A tree limb knocked down the power line that started the Beavercreek house fire but the quick actions of the residents helped contain the damage to one room, a battalion chief said.

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Sparks from the line touched off the house fire, and the residents shut the doors on their way out and that held the damage to a bedroom, the battalion chief said.

There were no injuries, he said, but the damage to the bedroom was severe.

The family will have to stay elsewhere for the night, he said.


Firefighters are investigating what caused a downed power line that is believed to have triggered a house fire Friday evening in Beavercreek.

We're hearing that everyone was able to safely get out of the one-story single-family residence in the 1100 block of Rosendale Drive.

Crews were dispatched just after 8 p.m. on the report of a possible structure fire.

We will update this developing report as we learn more.

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