Stories tagged with: Accidental

July 3, 2010 - 3:31pm
5 years 13 weeks ago

A Newark man is in critical condition at OSU Medical Center after police say he accidentally shot himself.

Crews were initially called to 1614 Crystal Court, Apartment F, and found 40-year-old Christopher Harvey on the floor of the garage with one gunshot wound to his head. He was taken by Medflight to the hospital for treatment.

Detective Sergeant Steve Baum says after gathering witness statements, they indicate Harvey was showing off the gun and how the safety worked. He says...

March 16, 2010 - 4:54pm
5 years 29 weeks ago

The Newark Fire Department says a fire that occurred at an apartment complex last night is accidental.

It happened around 11 p.m. on Weiant Avenue.

Captain Greg Keefe says the fire started when the occupant, Hailey Tribble, left cooking utensils in her oven, which caught fire.

When crews arrived, they found fire coming from the door of the apartment.

Keefe says the blaze caused about 20 thousand dollars in damages and the apartment is no longer liveable. He says the...

December 22, 2009 - 9:28pm
5 years 41 weeks ago

The Newton Township Fire Department is ruling a Zanesville fire accidental.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. at 3060 Stine Road.

Lt. Jeremy Yarger says the homeowner was welding in the garage and some of the sparks caught the insulation on fire.

Yarger says area fire departments were able to put out the fire fairly quickly but the blaze still cased significant damage to the garage.

The fire did not spread to the home.

September 29, 2009 - 5:08pm
6 years 1 week ago

One woman is found dead in her Newark apartment after an evening fire yesterday.

It happened just before 6 p.m. at 185 Buckingham Street.

Newark Assistant Fire Chief, David Decker, says the fire wasn't very large and was contained within 20 minutes.

State Fire Marshall's Office spokeman, Shane Cartmill, says the fire is believed to be accidental.

The woman was taken to the coroner's for an autopsy. Decker says foul play is not expected at this time.

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