Fire Destroys Million Dollar Home

by Danielle Cotterman on November 11, 2011 at 5:32 am

An early morning fire in New Concord has destroyed a family’s million dollar dream home.

New Concord Fire Chief Brent Gates said the 60621 Morgan Road home went up in flames just before five o’clock Friday morning. A driver on I-70 called in the fire which Gates said could be seen from miles around.

"When we left the village and coming out Route 40 to Morgan Road, we could see the house on top of the hill just because of the height of this hill," explained Gates.

Gates said the home is owned by Gerald and Gloria Zamensky. Due to the intensity of the fire crews were unable to enter the two story home. He said the house was a complete loss. Crews were only able to save an indoor pool which had been an expensive addition. Gates said the home, which was a big farm house that had been remodeled twice, was full of expensive antiques.

"They’re very upset, 35 years, four of her kids grew up here, you know not very often do I know the person who owned the house and they had a lot of dreams and sweat and tears that went into this place," said Gates.

The family was not home at the time and no injuries were reported. Gates said he called in the State Fire Marshall to help find a cause, but because there was so much damage they will have to go back to the scene on Monday to continue the investigation. Gates estimates the damage to the home at least $1.5 million.