Stories tagged with: Fire

March 17, 2011 - 8:24pm
4 years 46 weeks ago

A home is destroyed after a fire broke out in Newton Township Thursday night.

"I had just gotten up off the couch and happened to glance out the window and saw orange flames shooting off the back of the porch and I told my wife, her house is on fire and I hurried up and called 911," said Witness Michael Dailey.

Newton Township Fire Department arrived at 6785 Old Town Road to discover the structure completely engulfed in flames. As crews began working, the roof caved in...

March 17, 2011 - 6:49pm
4 years 46 weeks ago

Crews from several area fire departments are on the scene of a fire at 6785 Old Town Road in Newton Township.

They were called to the home around 6:15 p.m.

We have a reporter at the location and will bring you more details as they become available.

March 14, 2011 - 7:33pm
4 years 47 weeks ago

A family's barn in Perry Township is heavily damaged after a fire broke out Monday night.

Chief Bruce Sindeldecker with the Perry Township Fire Department said it happened around 6:30 p.m. at 795 Rustic Ridge Road.

"The firefighters did a defensive attack and were able to knock it down pretty quickly, so the structure although burned, is still standing," said Chief Sindeldecker.

Washington, Wayne and New Concord Townships were called in for mutual aid to assist...

March 13, 2011 - 8:10pm
4 years 47 weeks ago

In January, fire destroyed the Frazeysburg home of Georgia Shortridge. Living in the home was Shortridge, her daughter, son, his wife and their three children. The house was a total loss and though the family had insurance they were left with nothing. Sunday, the Frazeysburg community decided to help.

"It feels good and  I hope it goes well for them. It has been rough for them, it has been really hard. They are living with another sister and I know it has been difficult...

February 28, 2011 - 9:46pm
4 years 49 weeks ago

One person was taken to the hospital Monday evening after a fire on Ridgley Road.

According to Lt. Chas Cosgrave with the Newtown Township Fire Department, the fire broke out at 8711 Ridgley around 8 p.m.

Lt. Cosgrave says the fire was quickly contained and damage was mainly to the attic and rear of the house.

One occupant of the home was taken to Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital with minor injuries.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

February 8, 2011 - 8:08pm
4 years 52 weeks ago

A candle leaves a Zanesville woman with second and third degree burns. 

"My mom is on fire" is the call that dispatched Zanesville Fire Department to 996 Greenwood Avenue around 7 p.m. on Tuesday night. 

"We had a lady that had a candle lit, burning in her bedroom and accidentally leaned over it with a night gown on and caught her night gown on fire," said Eric Waltemire,  Zanesville Fire Department. 

Firefighters did not have to...

February 8, 2011 - 2:48pm
4 years 50 weeks ago

A Roseville family loses their home to a fire on Tuesday.

Harrison Fire Department was dispatched around 12:30 p.m. to 4000 Leffler Road. Roseville Assistant Fire Chief Albert Laese said due to the weather conditions and roadways, Newtown and Roseville Fire Departments arrived on the scene first.

"It was fully engulfed, flames the entire length of the trailer on our arrival, defensive operations, really no idea what happened we haven't caught up with any family members...

February 8, 2011 - 12:44pm
5 years 8 hours ago

Fire crews from Harrison Township as well as Roseville and South Zanesville are responding to a structure fire Tuesday afternoon.

The fire was reported at 4000 Leffler Road around 12:30pm at a trailer home. Fire crews on the scene said the home was fully engulfed and everyone was out of the home.

WHIZ-TV crews are responding to the scene. We'll bring you more information as it becomes available.

 

January 26, 2011 - 10:50am
5 years 1 week ago

Firefighters from several departments are responding to the scene of a structure fire on Blackrun Road in Nashport.

Initial reports indicate the fire which broke out around 10:40 a.m.at 8970 Blackrun Road started in the basement area and has spread to the first floor of the home.

The Frazeysburg  Fire Department is on the scene with mutual aid from Falls Township and Licking Township.

We will bring you more information as it becomes available.

January 25, 2011 - 7:15pm
5 years 1 week ago

A former public safety director and police officer for Newark loses his home to a fire Tuesday morning.

According to Fire Chief Tom O'Brien with the Newark Fire Department, Robert White's wife called 911 when she woke to discover flames coming from the back of the home. Crews responded to 2775 James Road within minutes and it took about a half hour to completely put it out. Chief O'Brien says the fire spread to the roof and the house is considered a total loss.

White was not home...

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