Stories tagged with: Fire

October 24, 2014 - 10:28am
1 year 4 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fire Department was called to a fire at 1139 Putnam Avenue. Initial reports indicated it is a vacant house. The fire was reported on the second floor and the attic. The fire call came in around 11:15 Friday afternoon. The fire remains under investigation.
September 25, 2014 - 3:55am
1 year 9 weeks ago

Fire crews battle an early morning blaze in Zanesville.

Zanesville Police Lt. Chris Phipps said authorities responded to the fire near 131 Chapman Street around 3:30 Thursday morning. Initial scanner reports indicate a garage at the residence was fully engulfed upon arrival.

Lt. Phipps said the blaze could be the result of an act of arson.

Authorities are continuing to investigate. Stay tuned to WHIZ for additional details.

May 26, 2014 - 7:51am
1 year 26 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department spent the early morning hours of Memorial Day fighting a house fire.

The fire took place at 702 Moxahala Avenue around 2:20a.m. Monday. The fire department said the building was subdivided into three apartments, two of which were occupied.

The building is considered a total loss. As of now, the fire remains under investigation, there's no word on where the fire started or what caused it. No injuries were reported.

Crews were on the scene until...

April 29, 2014 - 4:46pm
1 year 30 weeks ago

Area fire departments are responding to house fire Tuesday evening in the Frazeysburg area.  Initial reports indicate a structure fire at 5691 Pleasant Valley Road.  There were also reports of explosions at the scene of the fire.  Crews on the scene say it appears to have started in the garage and was working it ways to the home.   The fire was reported at 5:30 pm.

April 5, 2014 - 5:28pm
1 year 33 weeks ago

Zanesville Fire department responded to a fire at 401 Hedgewood Ave. earlier Saturday evening, around 4PM.

Amanda Morgan and her family had recently moved into the two story rental home. Assistant Chief Dave Huey said from the looks of the home, the family was still getting settled.

"Apparently they had a candle going in the room up there where the fire was that had got knocked down or the containment on the candle failed. It was one or the other. We don't actually...

April 3, 2014 - 10:38pm
1 year 34 weeks ago

A fire broke out Thursday evening in Cambridge.

The Captain with the Cambridge Fire Department says the fire started around 6:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Coshocton Avenue. When crews arrived the home was fully involved in flames. It took firefighters about 30-to-40 minutes to put the fire out. Crews were still on scene at 10:30 p.m. containing what was left of the building, which has been vacant for years.

The cause is still under investigation, but the structure was a total loss...

March 26, 2014 - 7:16am
1 year 35 weeks ago

The Perry County Sheriff’s Department says fire crews responded to a house fire Wednesday morning.  It happened at 3147 Cooperrider’s Road which is northwest of Somerset.  Initial reports described it as a large house fire with five area fire departments responding to the scene just after 7:00 a.m.  There are no reports of injuries and the cause remains under investigation.

March 18, 2014 - 5:21pm
1 year 36 weeks ago

Four area fire departments responded to the scene of  a house fire in Newtown Township this afternoon..

The fire was called in by a neighbor who witnessed smoke pouring out of windows of the home next door at 2775 Thompson Run Road.
South Zanesville, Roseville, Falls Township, and Newton Township fire departments responded to the call and contained the fire to a few rooms within the house. No one was home at the time of the fire.

"The house has...

March 7, 2014 - 4:52pm
1 year 37 weeks ago

Several area fire departments battle a house fire in Newton Township.

The fire broke out around 4 p.m. Friday at 3000 Moxadarla Drive Lot # 16.

Heavy smoke and flames could be seen coming from the roof of the structure.

Initial reports indicate all of the residents inside the home were able to escape safely.

Crews from South Zanesville, Roseville, Crooksville and Newton Township responded to the scene.


March 6, 2014 - 6:12pm
1 year 38 weeks ago

The problem of arson in Dresden is real. Village council members met on Thursday to talk about offering reward money to help find the person responsible.

For five years the village has been dealing with the work of an arsonist. The latest fire was set at 95 S.Chestnut Street in January and Dresden Mayor, David Mathew hopes that offering a reward will encourage people to come forward with information.

"$25,000 is what we are going to offer for information leading to the...

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