Stories tagged with: Fire

November 19, 2010 - 10:29am
4 years 46 weeks ago

One person was hurt this morning in a house fire in Zanesville Friday. It happened at 10-16 Sunset Avenue. Zanesville Fire Chief Davy Lacy says two people were inside the home when the fire broke out and one female was taken to Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment. The exact cause of the injury was not disclosed. The home is owned by Jonathan Cronin. He was home at the time of the fire but was not hurt. The victim is the girlfriend of one of the Cronin’s children. Chief Lacy...

November 18, 2010 - 7:33pm
4 years 46 weeks ago

The smell of turkey cooking in the oven on Thanksgiving is a comforting tradition for many of us, but it can also be a dangerous one if you aren't careful.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says the number of house fires doubles on this day.

"There is nothing worse than a Red Cross volunteer or staff member showing up on your doorstep for a holiday, and we do. It's so sad because it's supposed to be a joyous day. It can be an emotional thing when your day is done. It affects...

November 15, 2010 - 7:56pm
4 years 47 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...

November 14, 2010 - 10:01pm
4 years 47 weeks ago

A Zanesville family is homeless after a Sunday afternoon fire.

The Washington Township Fire Department was dispatched to John Burwell's home at 4545 Church Hill Road. Firefighters say they could see smoke from their firehouse, several miles away. When they arrived at the scene, Captain Adam Siddle says the structure was completely engulfed.

"Obviously it's a no go-in situation. You're pumping water in from the outside. It's hard to see anything under these circumstances,...

November 6, 2010 - 6:35pm
4 years 48 weeks ago

A Zanesville home suffers major damage following a late Saturday afternoon fire.

It happened around 3:45 p.m. at 3515 Ridge Avenue.

Smoke was visible several miles from the home. Upon arrival, crews say they found heavy smoke coming from the front door. After surveying the area, they then discovered flames around the backside of the structure. Zanesville Fire Lieutenant Martin Mercer says the fire appears to have started in the basement, but the exact cause of the fire has yet to...

November 6, 2010 - 3:54pm
4 years 48 weeks ago

The Coshocton Fire Department says overheating appears to be the cause of a fire at a local manufacturing processing plant.

Crews were dispatched to Wiley Organics on South Sixth Street just after 10:30 Saturday morning.

Captain William Arnold says the fire originated on the third floor of a five-story platform outside. Six fire departments fought the flames with an aerial ladder, and no one was sent onto the facility because Arnold says there were fears of a potential explosion...

November 5, 2010 - 5:38pm
4 years 48 weeks ago

A Zanesville family is homeless following an afternoon fire at an apartment complex.

It happened around 4:45, at 1112 Ridge Avenue just behind the Barnett's Fellowship Thrift Store. According to Zanesville Assistant Fire Chief Dave Huey the fire appears to have began in the kitchen area of apartment number five.

Huey says the apartment and its contents were destroyed. The homeowners were not home when the fire broke out.

Other apartments do not appear to have damage at this...

October 31, 2010 - 5:40pm
4 years 49 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...

October 21, 2010 - 8:58pm
4 years 50 weeks ago

A cornfield caught fire in Washington Township Thursday afternoon.

Fire officials say about an acre and a half of the field near the residence at 3955 Old Wheeling Road caught fire, which they say may have been caused by a downed powerline.

"Everything is dry right now and if any kind of spark or anything and with the wind and stuff today and it kind of spreads pretty quick," said Lt. Dave Buchanan of Washington Township Fire Department.

Several fire...

October 13, 2010 - 5:35pm
4 years 51 weeks ago

A fire at the Maple Terrace Apartments sends four people to the hospital.

Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy says at around 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, fire crews responded to 2746 Maple Avenue. The fire was contained to apartment #308, but heavy smoke was also present on floors four and five.

"They had a very alert maintenance man on duty this morning up there and once he realized what was going on he grabbed the fire extinguisher and went in and hit it with that and actually...

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