Fire Destroys Home On Wayne Ridge Road

POSTED BY: Mackenzie Stasko
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 03:38 PM
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The Wayne Township/Duncan Falls, Harrison Township and South Zanesville Fire Departments were called to the scene of the blaze and the home was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived.

"Our initial roll in being a fully involved, it was, being limited on our water supply coming in that's the reason we called the other departments to establish a water command and get everything rolling because we're only carrying 1,000 gallons of water on an initial roll in," said Captain Sam Smith of the Wayne Township Fire Department.

Smith says one member of the family was home at the time of the blaze and suffered a cut to the arm. Smith says that the man was awakened by a neighbor alerting him that his house was on fire and was pulled to safety. He then went back into the house to try to save three cats and a dog when he suffered the cut. He drove himself to Good Samaritan Hospital for stitches. Smith says it is not known if the animals were saved. The house is considered a total loss and it took firefighters hours to get everything under control.

"We're probably looking at a house this size, an initial lock down we're probably looking at half our, 45 minutes for a knock down. Mop up we're probably looking at an hour and a half, two hours that we're going to be on the scene."

The cause of the fire remains under investigation and no dollar estimate in damage has been determined.

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