Stories tagged with: Fire

April 13, 2010 - 3:54pm
4 years 3 days ago

Around 230 children and more than 35 staff members were evacuated after a fire at the Genesis Children's Center on Taylor Street in Zanesville.

Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy says a fire broke out in an electric clothing dryer in a mechanical room shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday morning.

"We have a lot of smoke odor and there's some areas that you know it's very obvious that there's some soot and stuff on the walls, but mainly we're dealing with just a little bit of an...

April 11, 2010 - 10:40pm
4 years 5 days ago

Zanesville firefighters are on the scene of a late night fire.

It broke around 10:15 p.m. at 1437 Wheeler Avenue.

Crews arrived to find an intense fire that was fully engulfed and were able to tame the fire within 15 minutes.

Neighbors who live close to the structure say it was abandoned.

WHIZ has a crew reporting, and we'll bring you more information as it becomes available.

April 11, 2010 - 4:18pm
4 years 5 days ago

The Newark Fire Department is investigating the cause of a house fire that took place this afternoon.

It happened at 241 East Main Street.

Assistant Fire Chief Bill Spurgeon says the blaze caught a wall on fire that spread. It took crews about 20 minutes to put out the fire.

Three individuals were home at the time, including occupant Krystal Hill, and Spurgeon says they made it out OK. The Red Cross has been notified for assistance.

There is visible damage to the...

April 10, 2010 - 5:24pm
4 years 6 days ago


Two adults and a baby were taken to the hospital Saturday after and early morning fire on Oakland Avenue in Zanesville.

Falls Township Fire Department Chief J.D. Johnson says Ryan Nichols was woken up by heat after his mattress caught fire. Nichols then woke up is girlfriend, Melissa Winsor who grabbed her nine week old daughter and all three escaped through a window. Nichols hurt his arm while busting out the window and all three were treated and released at Good Samaritan...

April 8, 2010 - 3:45pm
4 years 1 week ago

Authorities have released the name of the man killed in a fire Wednesday in Newark.

According to the Licking County Coroner's Office 37-year-old Eric Gerstner died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Sergeant Scott Snow with the Newark Police Department said the fire broke out shortly after 5 a.m. Wednesday morning in an apartment at 425 Mount Vernon Road. After firefighters extinguished the blaze they found the body.

The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating. Spokesman Shane...

April 7, 2010 - 5:57pm
4 years 1 week ago

The Newark Police Department is investigating a dead body that was found at the scene of an early morning fire.

It happened at an apartment complex in the 400 block of Mount Vernon Road.

"Right now, it's not looking as though the death had any kind of criminal element. It also appears as though the fire was accidental, " says Sergeant Scott Snow.

Snow says firefighters extinguished the blaze and then went to investigate the scene where they happened to come...

April 7, 2010 - 9:42am
4 years 1 week ago

Newark Police say one man is dead after an early morning fire. It happened around 5:00 this morning at 425 Mt. Vernon Road. Sergeant Scott Snow says after fire fighters extinguished the fire a male body was discovered inside the apartment where the fire originated. Snow says there is no formal identification of the victim, but detectives are working to find out who it is and notify his family. The fire appears to be accidental and there does not appear to be any criminal involvement in...

April 4, 2010 - 6:02pm
4 years 1 week ago


An afternoon fire destroyed a New Lexington garage and injured one firefighter.

The pull out garage off Township Road 162A caught fire just after 2:00 p.m.

"We had the garage, flames coming out of the roof, half of it caved in and the woods were on fire," says Dyrall Newman the Battalion Chief with the Crooksville Fire Department.

The garage is a total loss and one fire fighter suffered first degree burns. Battalion Chief Newman says the...

March 31, 2010 - 4:45pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department is calling two early morning, vacant garage fires arson.

Crews responded to a structure fire in the 400 block of Schaum Avenue around two a.m. where they found an intense fire. Fire Chief, Dave Lacy, says firefighters were able to get the blaze under control within a half hour. The structure is a total loss, and the heat of the fire also caused some collateral damage to three surrounding buildings.

Lacy says when crews began to investigate that fire...

March 29, 2010 - 5:59pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department confirms the fire that occurred at 1449 Crown Street Saturday evening is arson.

Fire Chief, Dave Lacy, says the department's investigative team was able to find the source of the fire. It started in a room on the second story. Lacy says a pile of trash on the floor was ignited. The fire caused minimal damage to the inside of the vacant home.

There was an initial report that ZPD was looking for three white males, who were seen near the structure at...

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