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A building at Stonebridge Apartments was heavily damaged following a Tuesday evening fire. Photo courtesy WDTN.
A building at Stonebridge Apartments was heavily damaged following a Tuesday evening fire. Photo courtesy WDTN.
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BEAVERCREEK — Approximately 50 residents have been displaced after a fire swept through a building in the Stonebridge Apartments Tuesday night.


The fire appears to have started in the balcony of one of the units on Stonecastle Drive, according to Deputy Chief John Mercs, and quickly spread to the attic above approximately 18 units.


The fire was contained to the attic area, but much of the unit sustained a lot of water damage due to amount needed to douse the blaze. Crews worked until 2 a.m. to fully extinguish the fire, Mercs said.


The state fire marshal was called in Wednesday, but Mercs said the fire does not appear suspicious. The marshal has mandated that he is called in for any major fires.


No dollar amount has been determined for the damage, but Mercs said it is “probably significant.”


“There’s not much, if any, fire damage to any of the apartments,” Mercs said. “It was just the amount of water.”


No injuries were reported to fire personnel or residents, but one bystander was treated for minor smoke inhalation.


The fire remains under investigation.


Scott Halasz covers Xenia and Greene County for the Xenia Daily Gazette. He can be reached at 937-502-4507.

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