Stories tagged with: State Fire Marshal

January 21, 2014 - 5:58am
13 weeks 2 days ago

The State Fire Marshal's Office warns residents to stay safe during this round of winter weather. 

The Fire Marshal reminds Ohioans that there is an increased risk for home fires when weather turns bad. 

Marshal Larry Flowers said following basic tips can protect yourself and your family when the weather strikes.

For those using alternative heaters make sure to keep them at least three feet away from anything combustible. Heaters should have tip switches which...

November 26, 2013 - 12:15pm
21 weeks 2 days ago

One person dies in a house fire in Coshocton County.

The Coshocton County Sheriff's Office said that around 6:50 a.m. Tuesday they received a 911 call in reference to a house fire on Perry Township Road 370 with a person trapped inside.

Walhonding Valley Fire, Coshocton County EMS and deputies responded to the scene. Additional fire departments were called.

The person was later found dead in the home.

The State Fire Marshal's Office will be assisting the Walhonding...

April 10, 2013 - 10:48am
1 year 2 weeks ago

A mobile home is a total loss following an early morning fire.

National Trails Assistant Chief Steve Dupler said that the structure was fully involved when crews arrived around 3:30 Wednesday morning.

"It looks like it started in the middle somewhere of the mobile home," explained Dupler. "There was some question whether on the initial dispatch whether anyone was inside or not, so we did our best to determine that."

Lisa Ferguson lived in the trailer,...

May 31, 2012 - 9:04am
1 year 46 weeks ago

A fire sends two people to the hospital Thursday morning.

Falls Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene at 2440 Dunzweiller Drive around 12:10 Thursday morning and is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal's Office.

Fire officials said they transported two patients to Genesis Good Samaritan for smoke inhalation. A third person was home at the time.

Falls Township cleared the scene around 4a.m.

May 17, 2011 - 5:01am
2 years 49 weeks ago

The Perry County Sheriff's Office said they've identified three suspects involved in a fire at the former Bristol Schoolhouse.

In a press release Sgt. James McCall said that during an investigation of the schoolhouse on Marietta Road the State Fire Marshal and the Sheriff's investigators were able to rule out all accidental causes and found evidence that indicates the fire was intentionally set.

Witnesses also came forward who provided investigators with information that led to...

July 8, 2010 - 7:27pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

The State Fire Marshal's Office says a fire that killed a 91-year-old Hocking County man yesterday morning will remain undetermined.

Spokesman Shane Cartmill says investigators couldn't rule out lamp oil as the cause of the fire. The power was out before the blaze. So, the man may have used the lamp oil as an alternative light source. Cartmill says there wasn't any evidence of criminal intent found at the scene.

The man died after he re-entered his home, located on State Route 93...

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