The State Fire Marshal's Office has ruled a barn fire in Morgan County that killed eight horses as arson.
"I just can't believe somebody would do something like this and do this to poor animals," said Owner Brent Whitehouse.
Seven adult horses and one foal died as a result of an arson fire at 874 West Richards Road in McConnelsville just after 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. Owner Brent Whitehouse said he woke to discover the barn engulfed in flames and immediately called 911,...
A Zanesville man was arraigned on Wednesday in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court for charges relating to a car fire.
33-year-old Otis Moses II plead not guilty to two counts of arson and one felony count of receiving stolen property.
The Zanesville Police Department says that Moses allegedly set a blue Mercedes Benz on fire that was taken from a home on Ceramic Avenue. Authorities say the home was broken into on January 14th by four suspects and one of them was armed...
The city of Zanesville has seen four structure fires within a week. Fire Chief, Dave Lacy says the latest two fires, the Ridge Avenue fire, and the Crown Street fire are all being linked, and he says he believes there is an arsonist or arsonists within our midst.
"I would say it is probably more than likely somebody who definitely knows the area and probably somebody that lives in the area. It's a very good possibility the person is traveling on foot so that a vehicle isn't being...
The Zanesville Fire Department is calling two early morning, vacant garage fires arson.
Crews responded to a structure fire in the 400 block of Schaum Avenue around two a.m. where they found an intense fire. Fire Chief, Dave Lacy, says firefighters were able to get the blaze under control within a half hour. The structure is a total loss, and the heat of the fire also caused some collateral damage to three surrounding buildings.
Lacy says when crews began to investigate that fire...
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.
The Zanesville Fire Department confirms the fire that occurred at 1449 Crown Street Saturday evening is arson.
Fire Chief, Dave Lacy, says the department's investigative team was able to find the source of the fire. It started in a room on the second story. Lacy says a pile of trash on the floor was ignited. The fire caused minimal damage to the inside of the vacant home.
There was an initial report that ZPD was looking for three white males, who were seen near the structure at...