Stories tagged with: Fire

December 25, 2009 - 6:42pm
5 years 26 weeks ago


While many people are home with their families, others had to sacrifice their holiday and work.

Firefighters and police officers in Zanesville didn't get to spend the day with their families, but they say spending it with their friends and co-workers isn't bad at all.

"Since we hang out all day and we are here 24 hours with everybody it is like a second family," says Tim Gaal, a firefighter with ZFD.

Zanesville Firefighters work 24 hour shifts so they...

December 22, 2009 - 9:28pm
5 years 27 weeks ago

The Newton Township Fire Department is ruling a Zanesville fire accidental.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. at 3060 Stine Road.

Lt. Jeremy Yarger says the homeowner was welding in the garage and some of the sparks caught the insulation on fire.

Yarger says area fire departments were able to put out the fire fairly quickly but the blaze still cased significant damage to the garage.

The fire did not spread to the home.

December 18, 2009 - 12:41pm
5 years 19 weeks ago

The State Fire Marshal's Office continues its investigation of a fire at a duplex in Frazeysburg.

The fire broke out around 9:45 p.m.  Wednesday at 94 South Street.

Shane Cartmill with the State Fire Marshal's office says at this time the cause of the fire remains undetermined.

Investigators say the origin of the fire is in the living room near a christmas tree.

Kelly McDonald and her three- week- old baby were the only ones home at the time of the fire and made...

December 17, 2009 - 10:26am
5 years 28 weeks ago

A New Lexington family receives help from the Muskingum Valley Red Cross when a fire breaks out in their home. The home of Howard and Kelli Dickerson and their two sons at 4434 State Route 13 caught fire Wednesday night in the kitchen area. The Red Cross is assisting the family by providing funding to go shopping and for groceries.

December 16, 2009 - 11:06pm
5 years 28 weeks ago

Crews were called out to a structure fire around 9:45 Wednesday in Frazeysburg at 94 State Street, which is at the corner of State and Spellman Lane.

Frazeysburg and Dresden fire personnel, as well as Muskingum County Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene. The Muskingum County Auditor's Office Web site lists the property as a two-family dwelling.

Scanner traffic indicates everyone made it out of the residence okay, however there was talk a baby was...

December 16, 2009 - 5:50pm
5 years 28 weeks ago

A home undergoing remodeling in Duncan Falls catches fire this afternoon.

It happened around 3 p.m. at the corner of Miller Lane and Wheeler Drive.

Duncan Falls-Wayne Township Assistant Fire Chief Steve Farus says a barrel full of burning trash outside the home caught the corner of the house on fire. He says since the home was being remodeled, there isn't very much damage.

Duncan Falls-Wayne Township and Harrison Township fire departments responded.

December 13, 2009 - 10:23pm
5 years 28 weeks ago

A Dresden family is facing about fourth thousand dollars in damage to their home after an evening fire, but Dresden Fire Chief, Carl Archer, says the home is not a total loss.

"We found that the fire had started near the basement area and extended up the south wall of the house, " says Archer.

It happened around 5:15 p.m. at 4500 Dewey Street.

Archer says there was heavy smoke to the home when crews arrived.

The owner, his wife, and his five dogs were not...

December 11, 2009 - 6:24pm
5 years 28 weeks ago

A Chandlersville family's trailer home has been deemed unliveable following a Friday afternoon fire.

According to New Concord Fire Chief Brent Gates, a neighbor saw flames coming from the bottom of the trailer at 11641 Chandlersville Road and called fire crews around 3:45.

Gates says the fire was electrical in nature and started underneath the trailer, with one spot burning through the living room by the sofa.

Investigators are still trying to pinpoint the origin of...

December 9, 2009 - 11:28pm
5 years 29 weeks ago

A fire severly damages a Zanesville home. Emergency crews were called to 372 Bailey Street around 9 p.m. Wednesday.

"First crews back of the house was on fire and other than that we don't have a whole lot of information," says Asst. Fire Chief Craig Stemm.

According to scanner traffic, a witness told police he saw two people running from the area and then saw flames in the back area of the house.

No word if anyone was home at the time of the blaze. The fire is...

December 7, 2009 - 4:25pm
5 years 29 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department is praising the efforts of a four-year-old boy who it says saved the lives of his parents and himself.

Crews were called into battle a fire just before four a.m. at 742 Westbourne Avenue.

"The house did not have a working smoke detector, and actually, the adults in the house were awakened by a four-year-old who reported to them that he smelled burnt toast in the upstairs, " says Fire Chief, Dave Lacy.

The father proceeded to look...

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