Stories tagged with: Fire

August 29, 2010 - 7:08pm
4 years 34 weeks ago

A Zanesville home sustains smoke damage and minor structural damage after a fire.

It happened at 1136 Greenwood Avenue around 3:45 p.m.

"When we arrived, we found a vacant duplex with fire contained to one area of one room on the one side of it, " says Assistant Fire Chief, Kevin Thomas.

Thomas says the source of the fire appears to have started around a couch.

"The owner had just shown the house to some people earlier to the fire. So, we're still...

August 18, 2010 - 4:22am
4 years 36 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department responded to an early-morning call. Fire crews arrived at the Marathon Gas Station on 515 State Street where the cab of a tractor trailer was fully-engulfed in flames. A nearby semi suffered minor damages. No one was hurt in the incident. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

We will bring you more details as they come.

August 11, 2010 - 9:17am
4 years 37 weeks ago

A Perry County family is homeless after a fire this week. It happened in Corning at 6749 Township Road. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says three people were living in the home: Cyrene Berry and her two children. The structure was destroyed in the Tuesday fire. The Red Cross is helping the family with funds for clothing and food.

July 20, 2010 - 10:21pm
4 years 40 weeks ago

Multiple fire crews are on the scene of a structure fire in Adams Mills.

Authorities were called to the scene at 960 Raiders Road around 9:30 p.m.

We have a crew on scene and will bring your more details as the become available.

July 18, 2010 - 5:17pm
4 years 40 weeks ago

A Guernsey County home is damaged after crews say an electrical wire shorted out.

It happened around 3:30 p.m. at 57548 Cambridge Street in Claysville.

The wiring caught the baseboards on fire, causing visible exterior damage to the right side of the home and smoke damage to the interior.

Firefighter Matt Hamsher says if the family hadn't seen the smoke when they did, it could have caught the entire home on fire. No one was injured in the incident.

Several local fire...

July 13, 2010 - 11:46pm
4 years 41 weeks ago

Authorities were called to the scene of a fire Tuesday night in Newton Township.

The fire broke out around 10:45 p.m. at 5645 Limestone Valley Road.

According to the Newton Township Fire Department, the homeowner left two hours before the fire started.

The home is destroyed. The fire is under investigation and we'll bring you more details as they become available.

July 8, 2010 - 7:27pm
4 years 42 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 7, 2010 - 6:45pm
4 years 42 weeks ago

A Hocking County man is dead after an early morning fire.

It happened at a residence on State Route 93 in Logan around 6:45 a.m.

The State Fire Marshal's Office has been called in to investigate. Spokesman Shane Cartmill says the 91-year-old man initially escaped out of the home, but he re-entered to gather some personal belongings.

The cause of the fire is not known at this time, but it did start in the living room. Cartmill says power service to the area was out before...

July 3, 2010 - 9:54pm
4 years 42 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department is calling a fire at the old Zanesville High School suspicious.

It happened around 8:15 p.m.

Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Thomas says his crew could see the flames from Interstate 70.

"When we came, we found a pile of debris that the demolition crew had taken out of the building. It appears someone had set it on fire up against the part of the building here, " says Thomas.

Thomas says it was a decent size fire that had flames...

July 2, 2010 - 3:09pm
4 years 43 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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