A vacant home caught fire on the north-end of Zanesville.
According to Zanesville Assistant Fire Chief Dave Huey it happened near the corner of Dresden Road and Sunkel Avenue. Crews received a call at about 4:30 Thursday afternoon from a witness who reported seeing smoke coming from the front corner of the house.
Huey said it appears the home was being remodeled and he believes the fire started in the kitchen by the dishwasher.
Hydrant flushing continues in the City of Zanesville Wednesday.
The Zanesville Fire Department will be flushing hydrants on the east and west sides of Maple Avenue starting at Glendale and going north to the Northpointe area including James Court.
Flushing will begin at 7:30am and end at 2:30pm. Residents in the north end of town may experience discolored water and reduced pressure. It's advised to wait until after 4pm for the water to clear before doing laundry.
The Zanesville Fire Department continues their hydrant flushing program Friday.
The department will flush hydrants in the Brighton area along Ridge Avenue to the city limits from 7:30am-2:30pm. Residents in the south end of town may experience discolored water and reduced pressure.
It's advised to wait until after 4pm for the water to clear before doing laundry.
The Zanesville Fire Department will be flushing hydrants on the south end of Zanesville starting on September 12th.
Firefighter Kenny Jones says hydrant maintenance is crucial for the fire department, so that when they have to battle a blaze, they don't run into any issues.
"If we show up to a fire, and this hydrant is out of service we don't know, and we need the water and it's not there, it's bad, so this way we keep up with them and know what's going on." said Jones...
A Zanesville firefighter, along with the owner of the home, were taken to the hospital after a fire broke out at 770 Findley Avenue in Zanesville.
It happened just before 2:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Zanesville Fire Chief Craig Stemm says it started in the upstairs bedroom. By the time the fire department got there, the flames had a pretty good start. Not only did the firefighters have to battle the blaze, they also had to battle the heat.