Most people are tired of cooking indoors and ready for hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill.
Whether you plan on using propane or charcoal, the Zanesville Fire Department wants to remind everyone of a few safety measures.
"You keep that away from combustible material, and it's recommended at least 10 feet away from housing, things like that, so, you don't end up igniting a house or structure on fire when you're in the cooking process, " says Fire Chief, Dave Lacy...
The city of Zanesville has seen four structure fires within a week. Fire Chief, Dave Lacy says the latest two fires, the Ridge Avenue fire, and the Crown Street fire are all being linked, and he says he believes there is an arsonist or arsonists within our midst.
"I would say it is probably more than likely somebody who definitely knows the area and probably somebody that lives in the area. It's a very good possibility the person is traveling on foot so that a vehicle isn't being...
Arson is the cause of two Wednesday morning fires in the City of Zanesville.
Around 2am Zanesville Police Department Lt. Bill Shaw says the Zanesville Fire Department and police responded to a structure fire in the 400 block of Schaum Avenue. A garage was on fire and is considered a total loss. Some property nearby also suffered some damage.
Then just before 3am another garage was found on fire in the 400 block of Hedgewood Avenue.
It is illegal to do any open burning within the city of Zanesville, but that warning isn't stopping people.
"We had numerous calls over the weekend. I think people were out trying to clean their yards up. We had a rough winter with a lot of limbs, branches, and things like that down. So, people were trying to beautify their property, " says Zanesville Fire Chief, Dave Lacy.
Lacy says going on illegal burns eats up the fire department's time and potentially takes them...
A vacant home is damaged after a fire Tuesday evening.
It happened around 8:10 p.m. at 119 Pierce Street.
Assistant Fire Chief Bruce Burley says the source of the fire is unknown at this time.
According to scanner traffic, a white male was seen walking from the scene of the fire. Lt. Tony Coury of the Zanesville Police Department says they are looking for the man, but aren't sure if he is connected with the fire.
The city of Zanesville is in a budget crunch and Thursday the Public Safety Committee met to discuss cutbacks at the police and fire departments.
The Zanesville Police Department has to trim around $150,000 off its budget from last year. Chief Eric Lambes said they are cutting back on overtime, going back to a cheaper paint scheme on their vehicles and they will not be filling two open positions.
They may also have to discontinue use of their in-cruiser computer...