Stories tagged with: Fire

July 6, 2011 - 5:40pm
3 years 7 weeks ago

One person was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out on Coopermill Road Wednesday afternoon.

It happened just after 4:30 p.m. on 1336 Coopermill Road. South Zanesville Fire Department Lieutenant, Robert Kirkbride, said it started in a bedroom after a cat knocked over an aquarium heat lamp. He says there was no structural damage to the home, but there was smoke damage. The blaze also ruined some carpeting in the bedroom, as well as some of the rooms contents.


June 2, 2011 - 4:36am
3 years 12 weeks ago

A Perry County home is destroyed by fire. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is reporting that a home at 2863 Township Road 318 in Corning burned Wednesday afternoon. Those living in the home are identified as Dona Oldham, Rebekah Garrett, Jennifer Chappa and Steven Gilbert. No injuries were reported. The Red Cross says five fire departments were called to the scene, including Corning, Crooksville, Roseville, New Lexington and McConnelsville. The Red Cross says the cause of the fire is an...

April 18, 2011 - 10:26am
3 years 18 weeks ago

A family is homeless today after a fire damaged their home.

It happened at 9690 Center Road around 5:15 this morning. Crews from Harrison Township, Roseville and South Zanesville fire departments were called to the scene.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says Richard and Lorraine Glover along with their 21-year-old son and 9-year-old granddaughter were home when the fire started but were able to get out uninjured.

The Red Cross says the cause of the fire is undetermined...

April 8, 2011 - 2:19pm
3 years 20 weeks ago

A fire near Roseville is under investigation.

It happened Thursday around 10:30 p.m. in a house trailer at 7397 US Route 22 near Township Road 57.

Newton Township Fire Officials say that no one was home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross identifies the family living in the home as William and Jackie Roush and their two children.

Crews from Newton, Somerset and Glenford fire departments were all on the scene.

March 31, 2011 - 2:11pm
3 years 21 weeks ago

A Muskingum County family is homeless after a fire Thursday morning. It happened at 4700 Huggins Road near White Cottage. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross reports that Stephanie Vandyne and her four children were forced from the house. The home suffered damage to the living room and smoke damage to the rest of the house. The Red Cross says the family has insurance, but is being helped with funds for temporary lodging and food.

March 17, 2011 - 9:24pm
3 years 23 weeks ago

A home is destroyed after a fire broke out in Newton Township Thursday night.

"I had just gotten up off the couch and happened to glance out the window and saw orange flames shooting off the back of the porch and I told my wife, her house is on fire and I hurried up and called 911," said Witness Michael Dailey.

Newton Township Fire Department arrived at 6785 Old Town Road to discover the structure completely engulfed in flames. As crews began working, the roof caved in...

March 17, 2011 - 7:49pm
3 years 23 weeks ago

Crews from several area fire departments are on the scene of a fire at 6785 Old Town Road in Newton Township.

They were called to the home around 6:15 p.m.

We have a reporter at the location and will bring you more details as they become available.

March 14, 2011 - 8:33pm
3 years 23 weeks ago

A family's barn in Perry Township is heavily damaged after a fire broke out Monday night.

Chief Bruce Sindeldecker with the Perry Township Fire Department said it happened around 6:30 p.m. at 795 Rustic Ridge Road.

"The firefighters did a defensive attack and were able to knock it down pretty quickly, so the structure although burned, is still standing," said Chief Sindeldecker.

Washington, Wayne and New Concord Townships were called in for mutual aid to assist...

March 13, 2011 - 9:10pm
3 years 23 weeks ago

In January, fire destroyed the Frazeysburg home of Georgia Shortridge. Living in the home was Shortridge, her daughter, son, his wife and their three children. The house was a total loss and though the family had insurance they were left with nothing. Sunday, the Frazeysburg community decided to help.

"It feels good and  I hope it goes well for them. It has been rough for them, it has been really hard. They are living with another sister and I know it has been difficult...

February 28, 2011 - 10:46pm
3 years 25 weeks ago

One person was taken to the hospital Monday evening after a fire on Ridgley Road.

According to Lt. Chas Cosgrave with the Newtown Township Fire Department, the fire broke out at 8711 Ridgley around 8 p.m.

Lt. Cosgrave says the fire was quickly contained and damage was mainly to the attic and rear of the house.

One occupant of the home was taken to Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital with minor injuries.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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