Stories tagged with: Fire

January 6, 2010 - 7:01pm
4 years 14 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says it knows the cause of a New Year's fire.

The Zanesville Fire Department was called to 913 Goddard Road to handle a camper that had caught fire.

Executive Director, Dan Hartman, says an individual staying at the home had put a blanket on a supplemental heating source.

"This is the time of year a lot of folks are using supplemental heat. The problem is getting flammable materials way too close to it. That's what happened on Goddard,...

January 2, 2010 - 5:42pm
4 years 15 weeks ago


A cabin in Dresden is a complete loss after a fire Saturday afternoon.

Dresden Fire Chief, Carl Archer, says the occupants of the cabin left around noon and left a wood burner on. Around 2:00 pm a passerby called in a fire at 9260 Dresden Road. Chief Archer says when the fire crews arrived the wood cabin was fully engulfed in flames. No one was injured in the fire. It did not spread to any of the surrounding structures. The fire is currently under investigation.

January 1, 2010 - 11:39pm
4 years 15 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department is looking into what caused a camper to catch fire.

It happened around 8:30 p.m. at 913 Goddard Avenue.

"when we arrived, we found the camper was actually, it had been converted to a living structure. It was empty at the time, but it was fully engulfed in fire, " says Assistant Fire Chief, Kevin Thomas.

Thomas says crews had a big concern when they got to the scene.

"It was only about 12 inches away from the house. So, we...

December 31, 2009 - 11:12pm
4 years 15 weeks ago

The Newark Fire Department is trying to determine what started an afternoon fire that killed three animals.

It responded to a fire at 58 Stanberry Street around 1:30 p.m.

Captain Nick Simmons says when crews arrived on the scene there was heavy smoke coming from the house.

He says no one was home at the time of the fire but two cats and one dog were lost in the blaze. The home also suffered significant damage.

Simmons says the cause of the fire remains under...

December 30, 2009 - 5:46pm
4 years 15 weeks ago

The Cambridge Fire Department says it's unsure of the cause of an early morning house fire but it's ruling it suspicious.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. on Clark Street.

Assistant Fire Chief, Rick Foraker, says when crews arrived on the scene, the back porch and a portion of the roof were engulfed in flames. It took crews about three hours to get the fire under control because the roof began to cave in.

The home is considered a total loss.

Foraker says the home was...

December 27, 2009 - 5:58pm
4 years 15 weeks ago

A garage in Granville is a total loss after a fire.

It happened just before noon at 324 East Main Street.

Granville Fire Department Lieutenant Casey Curtis says when crews arrived, the structure was fully engulfed but he says crews were able to keep the fire from spreading to two adjacent buildings.

The building is deemed a total loss, but Curtis says the renter of the home was able to salvage two cars before the fire escalated.

The cause of the fire is being ruled...

December 25, 2009 - 6:42pm
4 years 16 weeks ago


While many people are home with their families, others had to sacrifice their holiday and work.

Firefighters and police officers in Zanesville didn't get to spend the day with their families, but they say spending it with their friends and co-workers isn't bad at all.

"Since we hang out all day and we are here 24 hours with everybody it is like a second family," says Tim Gaal, a firefighter with ZFD.

Zanesville Firefighters work 24 hour shifts so they...

December 22, 2009 - 9:28pm
4 years 16 weeks ago

The Newton Township Fire Department is ruling a Zanesville fire accidental.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. at 3060 Stine Road.

Lt. Jeremy Yarger says the homeowner was welding in the garage and some of the sparks caught the insulation on fire.

Yarger says area fire departments were able to put out the fire fairly quickly but the blaze still cased significant damage to the garage.

The fire did not spread to the home.

December 18, 2009 - 12:41pm
4 years 8 weeks ago

The State Fire Marshal's Office continues its investigation of a fire at a duplex in Frazeysburg.

The fire broke out around 9:45 p.m.  Wednesday at 94 South Street.

Shane Cartmill with the State Fire Marshal's office says at this time the cause of the fire remains undetermined.

Investigators say the origin of the fire is in the living room near a christmas tree.

Kelly McDonald and her three- week- old baby were the only ones home at the time of the fire and made...

December 17, 2009 - 10:26am
4 years 17 weeks ago

A New Lexington family receives help from the Muskingum Valley Red Cross when a fire breaks out in their home. The home of Howard and Kelli Dickerson and their two sons at 4434 State Route 13 caught fire Wednesday night in the kitchen area. The Red Cross is assisting the family by providing funding to go shopping and for groceries.

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