Smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a reported fire in half.
As a part of Fire Prevention Week 2010, the Frazeysburg Fire Department is reminding everyone to change the battery in their smoke detectors and to also be aware of what kind of smoke detector you have.
Fire officials say this is extremely important to insure that you and your family are protected. Early detection is crucial for escape time because a fire can take hold in as little as three minutes.
The State Fire Marshal's Office is asking for the public's help involving a Cambridge fire that injured four firefighters Monday.
The vacant home in the 400 block of Steubenville Avenue was recently condemned. Spokesman Shane Cartmill says the cause of the fire remains undetermined. He says officials haven't been able to rule out an accidental or intentional cause. The only utility the home had was electrical service.
Firefighters responded to the scene around four Monday morning...
A second fire in Cambridge injures four area firefighters, two from the Cambridge department and two from the Cassell Station volunteer department.
It happened around 4 a.m. in the 400 block of Steubenville Avenue. Cambridge Fire Captain Tim Milner says the two-story structure was fully engulfed upon arrival. Because a sign tagged on the front porch of the structure deemed it vacant, the firefighters efforts went from rescue to attempting to tame the fire. Captain Milner says they were...
It happened around 9 p.m. at 430 North 9th Street.
Several crews, totaling 45 individuals, were called to the scene to tackle the blaze. The Cambridge Fire Chief says it started in the center of the old home and worked its way up, causing extreme damage to the attic. He says firefighters found the man in an upstairs bedroom, were able to pull him out, and administer CPR. He was transported to Southeast Ohio Regional Medical...
An old city garage, right behind the Coshocton Post Office, receives major roof damage after a fire.
Crews were dispatched to 235 North 5th Street around 1:30 Monday afternoon.
Captain Willie Arnold says the fire appears to have started in the ceiling. Firefighter were on the scene for more than four hours attempting to put out hot spots and needed a crane to remove parts of the roof to get to them.
Fire investigators say the fire was unintentional and it appears workers...
The Zanesville Fire Department is calling a Sunday afternoon blaze suspicious.
It happened at a vacant duplex in the 1100 block of Greenwood Avenue.
Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Thomas says it appears the fire started near a couch and was contained to one side of the home. He says the owner had just shown the place to some people before the fire started. The department is currently interviewing people but says it has no persons of interest in this case.
The Zanesville Fire Department responded to an early-morning call. Fire crews arrived at the Marathon Gas Station on 515 State Street where the cab of a tractor trailer was fully-engulfed in flames. A nearby semi suffered minor damages. No one was hurt in the incident. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
A Perry County family is homeless after a fire this week. It happened in Corning at 6749 Township Road. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says three people were living in the home: Cyrene Berry and her two children. The structure was destroyed in the Tuesday fire. The Red Cross is helping the family with funds for clothing and food.