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.
Police say with the other suspicious fires in this immediate area they're urging people to take notice of any suspicious activity around vacant or condemned properties and call the Zanesville Police Department at (740) 455-0700