Stories tagged with: Cause

November 15, 2010 - 7:56pm
5 years 40 weeks ago

The State Fire Marhsal's Office says a weekend fire in Zanesville appears to be accidental. Spokesman Shane Cartmill says there's no indication any criminal act took place.

The fire broke out around 1 p.m. Sunday at 4545 Church Hill Road. The structure was fully engulfed by the time crews got to the scene.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but Cartmill could say that it appears to be electrical in nature. The lead investigator is meeting with an electrician at...

October 31, 2010 - 5:40pm
5 years 42 weeks ago

Six people are displaced after a fire in Newark.

It happened around 1:45 Sunday afternoon at 29 South Sixth Street.

Fire Captain Patrick Connor says it started in the rear of a three-unit apartment building. He says most of the fire was contained to the outside area, but it did affect a portion of the second floor in one of the units. The fire was put out in about a half hour. Conner estimates close to $25,000 in damage.

No one was injured in the incident. The Red Cross is...

July 8, 2010 - 7:27pm
6 years 6 weeks ago

The State Fire Marshal's Office says a fire that killed a 91-year-old Hocking County man yesterday morning will remain undetermined.

Spokesman Shane Cartmill says investigators couldn't rule out lamp oil as the cause of the fire. The power was out before the blaze. So, the man may have used the lamp oil as an alternative light source. Cartmill says there wasn't any evidence of criminal intent found at the scene.

The man died after he re-entered his home, located on State Route 93...

July 2, 2010 - 3:09pm
6 years 7 weeks ago

The cause of a New Lexington fire that took the lives of 3 individuals back in May is still undetermined.

The State Fire Marshal's Office says it couldn't leave out the possibility of an overheated electrical connection, where the refrigerator was hooked up, as a possible cause. Spokesman Shane Cartmill says investigators didn't find any evidence of criminal intent, with samples taken from the scene testing negative for accelerants.

40-year-old Steven Kern, 36-year-old Kathryn...

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