Fire Destroys Garage in Newton Township

by Kelly Choate on September 15, 2011 at 9:00 am

A fire in Muskingum County destroyed a garage on Thursday evening.

Newton Township Fire Chief Allen Deaver said firefighters from Newton Township, Roseville and South Zanesville responded to a call around 5:30 PM.  He said the garage at 6050 Tignor Road was engulfed in flames when they arrived.

"There was a mechanic inside working on a small ATV," said Deaver.  "Initial reports are that something exploded."

No one was injured, and firefighters were able to control the flames in about 20 minutes, before it could spread to nearby structures.

"The garage is a total loss," said Deaver.

Deaver said he’s not sure what else was inside the garage, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.