Putnam Avenue Fire

POSTED BY: Ashley Drane
Friday, August 13, 2010 - 12:16 PM

Firefighters spent much of the night battling a major house fire in Zanesville.

Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy said they got the call just after 1:00 Friday morning that a vacant house was burning at the corner of Putnam and Lincoln.

"It started actually on the front porch. It did get through into the first and second floors and in the attic. Firefighters were on scene about three hours putting that fire completely out, " Lacy said.

He said it was a large structure and took crews three hours to put it completely out. The chief does believe it to be suspicious for several reasons.

"Just the burn patterns that we have and the areas that it originated in. We've eliminated some of the other causes that you know could have happened. There's still more investigation needs done with that," Lacy said.

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