George Hiotis

Family of 7 Forced From Burning Home

by George Hiotis on December 26, 2013 at 8:43 am

A Perry County family is homeless today after an early morning fire.  It happened at 5 a.m. to the home of Robert Walker at 7294 State Route 345 just north of Crooksville.  Fire Fighters Dan Rodgers says when crews arrived on the scene the two story wooden frame home was fully involved in flames.  Rodgers says Walker, his wife and 5 children all escaped the burning home unharmed. The home is now considered a total loss.  The Ohio State Fire Marshall has been called in to help determine the cause of the fire.  The Muskingum Valley Red Cross has also been called to help the family. State Route 345, which was closed earlier this morning due to the fire, has now reopened to traffic.