Stories tagged with: Fire

June 7, 2010 - 12:21am
6 years 8 weeks ago

A Zanesville family is trying to get back to a regular routine after two rooms in their home suffered major damage from a kitchen fire.

It also caused smoke damage throughout the entire home.

"It puts a lot of things in perspective. You soon realize exactly how much you have, not only material-wise but friends and family, " says homeowner Travis Miller.

Travis and his wife, Sherri, were settling down for the night when the power went out around 8 p.m. Friday.

June 5, 2010 - 8:57pm
6 years 8 weeks ago

A Zanesville family is homeless after an early morning fire.

Falls Township Fire Department responded to the incident at 325 Grandview Road.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says the fire started in the kitchen, causing the home to suffer major smoke damage.

It is helping the homeowners, Travis and Sherri Miller, pay for food. They will be staying with friends and relatives.

June 5, 2010 - 4:11pm
6 years 8 weeks ago

A Perry County structure is a total loss after an intense fire.

It happened around 2:45 p.m. at 10246 Wesley Chapel Road. Several fire departments say they responded to a building that was fully-engulfed.

"There was no gas or electric. The trailer was used strictly for storage, " says Newton Township Fire Chief, Allen Deaver.

Deaver says no one was present at the time of the fire.

"We can't rule out accidental. It could have been someone goes into the...

May 27, 2010 - 6:43pm
6 years 9 weeks ago

The Madison Township Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 5371 Licking Valley Road around 3:30 this afternoon.

The home is owned by Rhonda Dorsey. Madison Township Fire Chief Darrin Decker says the fire was contained before they got there.

"Upon our arrival, we found light smoke conditions inside the house. Investigations we had a small room and content fire in the back bedroom that did burn itself out prior to our arrival," says Decker.

Fire Chief...

May 25, 2010 - 7:08pm
6 years 9 weeks ago

This holiday weekend marks the unofficial start to summer.

For the State Fire Marshall's Office, it also means dealing with more campfires, outdoor grilling, and fireworks.

19 people died last year and more than 200 were injured in fire-related incidents during the summer months.

So, it's offering some safety tips it hopes the public will recognize: It says the only fireworks that can be bought and used in the state are those that smoke, sparkle, snap, and snake. It says to...

May 24, 2010 - 5:39pm
6 years 9 weeks ago

The cause of a New Lexington fire that killed three individuals early Sunday morning is still not known.

The State Fire Marshall's Office is continuing its collaborative investigation with the New Lexington Police Department.

Spokesman Shane Cartmill says the fire appears to have started on the first floor. Neighbors reported seeing heavy smoke coming from the upstairs area. That's where the bodies of 40-year-old Steven Kern, 36-year-old Kathryn Wright, and 13-year-old Eric...

May 23, 2010 - 10:36pm
6 years 10 weeks ago

A Crooksville family is homeless after a fire this evening.

It happened at 10871 Township Road 169.

The home suffered major damage.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says it will be providing food and clothing to homeowners Frank and Deborah Tucker along with their 16-year-old son. The organization says all three plan to stay with family in the area.

May 17, 2010 - 5:44pm
6 years 10 weeks ago

The Ohio State Fire Marshall's Office is in the first stages of its investigation of a Saturday morning house fire in Thornville.

Neighbors say the structure, located at 13557 Pine Road, was fully engulfed when crews arrived on the scene. It's considered a total loss and heat from the fire damaged a surrounding home.

The Millersport Fire Department says it can't confirm if the fire is suspicious in nature. The cause remains undetermined, but neighbors told the homeowners they...

May 16, 2010 - 8:37pm
6 years 11 weeks ago

A Brownsville family is wondering what happened to a home they bought in Thornville and were attempting to remodel.

The Millersport Fire Department responded to a fire at 13557 Pine Road around five this morning to what neighbors are describing as a fully engulfed home. They say crews evacuated people from some of the surrounding homes because of the intensity of the fire and fear of a gas explosion.

No one was home at the time of the fire. The homeowners say they hadn't started...

May 11, 2010 - 5:59pm
6 years 11 weeks ago

Emergency crews were called to an electrical fire Tuesday afternoon in Philo.

It happened at 458 Main Street around 4:45 p.m. Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Department Chief Joe Wilson says the fire started in a bedroom and caused smoke damage throughout the house.

The family was home at the time of the blaze and everyone made it out safely.

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