Stories tagged with: Fire

September 1, 2011 - 3:58pm
4 years 51 weeks ago

A Zanesville firefighter, along with the owner of the home, were taken to the hospital after a fire broke out at 770 Findley Avenue i Zanesville.

It happened just before 2:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Zanesville Fire Chief Craig Stemm says it started in the upstairs bedroom. By the time the fire department got there, the flames had a pretty good start. Not only did the firefighters have to battle the blaze, they also had to battle the heat.

"One of our guys got overheated,...

August 10, 2011 - 10:14am
5 years 2 weeks ago

Three area fire departments are battling a house fire in New Lexington.

The fire broke out around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday  at a home on State Route 37 east near Commerce Drive in New Lexington.

Junction City and Crooksville Fire Departments along with New Lexington are on the scene.

We'll bring you the latest information as it becomes available.

August 9, 2011 - 3:24pm
5 years 2 weeks ago

Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed a home on Airport Road.

Firefighters from Perry Township, Washington Township and New Concord responded to the call.  Perry Township Fire Chief Bruce Sindeldecker said the fire started on Tuesday at 8:30 AM at 330 Airport Road.  He said the fire spread from the garage to the rest of the home.

"It extended into the house itself, so there's extensive smoke damage in the house, and two or three of the rooms were also...

July 28, 2011 - 8:16pm
5 years 4 weeks ago

A home at the intersection of Woodlawn Avenue and Pershing Road in Zanesville was destroyed Thursday night by a fire.

Authorities were called to 838 Woodlawn around 7 p.m. Neighbors say the home was vacant. Zanesville Fire Chief Craig Stemm says they are still investigating and it's too early to tell if it was a vacant home or if this fire could be related to a string of vacant home fires across the city.

"We'll have to wait and see what else happens, but I don't...

July 28, 2011 - 4:58pm
5 years 4 weeks ago

Authorities are still investigating Wednesday's fire at Zane Trace Clean Care Uniforms on Putnam Avenue.

The building is boarded up today after suffering major damage.  Zanesville Fire Chief Craig Stemm said the fire no longer appears to be suspicious.

"The fire alarm went off before the burglar alarm did," said Stemm.  "We probably ended up setting the burglar alarm off when we made entry down there."

The Zanesville Police Department will...

July 12, 2011 - 10:10pm
5 years 6 weeks ago

A Zanesville trailer home is destroyed in a fire Tuesday evening.

Firefighters were called to the home of Judy Wickham at 436 Pine Street Lot number 10 around 7:30 p.m.

"When we arrived we found a trailer toward the rear of the trailer park totally involved in flames," says Kevin Thomas, Assistant Fire Chief Zanesville Fire Department.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and the Zanesville Police Department is questioning people.

Thomas says the...

July 11, 2011 - 11:27pm
5 years 6 weeks ago

Several area fire departments were called to a fire Monday night around 9:45 at the intersection of Limestone Valley and Bagley Roads in White Cottage.

"The guys were able to extinguish it pretty easily but still did significant damage to the trailer," said Newton Township Fire Department Chief Allen Deaver.

According to Chief Deaver, the fire caused heavy damage to the vacant mobile home at 5615 Limestone Valley Road. Chief Deaver says the fire was mostly...

July 6, 2011 - 5:40pm
5 years 7 weeks ago

One person was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out on Coopermill Road Wednesday afternoon.

It happened just after 4:30 p.m. on 1336 Coopermill Road. South Zanesville Fire Department Lieutenant, Robert Kirkbride, said it started in a bedroom after a cat knocked over an aquarium heat lamp. He says there was no structural damage to the home, but there was smoke damage. The blaze also ruined some carpeting in the bedroom, as well as some of the rooms contents.


June 2, 2011 - 4:36am
5 years 12 weeks ago

A Perry County home is destroyed by fire. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is reporting that a home at 2863 Township Road 318 in Corning burned Wednesday afternoon. Those living in the home are identified as Dona Oldham, Rebekah Garrett, Jennifer Chappa and Steven Gilbert. No injuries were reported. The Red Cross says five fire departments were called to the scene, including Corning, Crooksville, Roseville, New Lexington and McConnelsville. The Red Cross says the cause of the fire is an...

April 18, 2011 - 10:26am
5 years 18 weeks ago

A family is homeless today after a fire damaged their home.

It happened at 9690 Center Road around 5:15 this morning. Crews from Harrison Township, Roseville and South Zanesville fire departments were called to the scene.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says Richard and Lorraine Glover along with their 21-year-old son and 9-year-old granddaughter were home when the fire started but were able to get out uninjured.

The Red Cross says the cause of the fire is undetermined...

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