Stories tagged with: Eric Waltemire

August 23, 2013 - 5:39pm
51 weeks 5 days ago

A blaze erupted Friday afternoon at a garage behind a residence on Alfred Street destroying the structure.

According to Zanesville Fire Department Deputy Chief Eric Waltemire, around 3 p.m., South Zanesville dispatchers received several calls reporting heavy black smoke that could be seen for miles on the south end of town. Once crews arrived to the scene, the garage on the Crawmer's property, was fully involved with fire.

"There was a lot of fuel in there, a lot of...

May 14, 2013 - 3:46pm
1 year 14 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department will be flushing the hydrants around Zanesville for the next few days.

Starting tomorrow, from 7:30 a.m.. to 2:30 p.m.., ZFD will be focusing on the east end of Zanesville. From the water treatment plant, down by Underwood, and north of Greenwood Avenue.

"And then on the next day we will be working south of Greenwood and then east of Pine Street and then on the next Monday we will downtown and that will finish up everything east of those those...

October 24, 2012 - 10:41am
1 year 42 weeks ago

The news of Kevin Thomas' promotion to Chief of the Zanesville Fire Department hasn't yet sunk in for him.

Monday, the Deputy Fire Chief will be sworn in as the new Chief. The 47-year-old as 21-years with the department and scored the highest on a civil service exam.

"I'm a little apprehensive," said Thomas. "I'm really going to miss being an assistant chief and a turn boss because you're working closer to the men in that way, but I'm looking forward to the...

August 30, 2012 - 11:38am
1 year 50 weeks ago

Zanesville Fire investigators try to determine the cause of a morning house fire on Mead Street.

The fire reported around 9:30a.m. at 323 Mead Street is being labeled suspicious by investigators. Assistant Chief Eric Waltemire said that the two story home was vacant at the time of the fire and had no working utilities. It's unknown if anyone was occupying the home illegally.

"It's hard to tell. There's debris the house, so there could have been people in and out of the house...

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