Stories tagged with: Fire

December 2, 2009 - 6:34pm
5 years 34 weeks ago

Safety is a big concern when it comes to decorating your home for the holidays, especially when it comes to your tree.

Whether you have an artificial tree or an evergreen tree, there are some steps you need to take to make sure your tree doesn't go up in flames this holiday season.

Zanesville Fire Chief, Dave Lacy, says his department typically only deals with a couple of those incidents every year.

"That just varies from season to season. We hope people listen to what...

November 30, 2009 - 2:38pm
5 years 34 weeks ago

A Somerset family lost its home to fire over the weekend. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is helping Don King and Cheryl Toppins who lived at 5385 Township Road 398-A in Perry County. The home is considered a total loss. The Red Cross is helping the couple with funding to go shopping for clothes, food and temporary housing. Fire Departments from Glenford-Hopewell Township, Somerset and Thorn Township responded to the scene on Sunday.

November 29, 2009 - 8:58pm
5 years 34 weeks ago

A home on Orchard Avenue in Cambridge is a complete loss after an early morning fire.

Assistant Chief of the Cambridge Fire Department, Rick Long says, a fire broke out in the two story, vacant home around 5:45 am. No one was injured in the fire and it did not spread to neighboring homes. The Cambridge Fire Department and mutual aide from Castle Station had the fire under control in about an hour. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.



November 19, 2009 - 10:34am
5 years 35 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says a woman has been taken to the hospital for evaluation after an incident this morning. Sheriff Lutz says deputies received a call this morning of a woman, with possible mental problems, shooting a gun at her home AT 4000 Dori Drive. Upon investigation Lutz says it was determined that she was throwing ammunition in an open fire outside and it sounded like gun firing. Sheriff Lutz says the woman did have guns in her house but they were not used. No...

November 14, 2009 - 9:54pm
5 years 36 weeks ago

Authorities are calling a house fire that killed a man late Thursday night suspicious, and the Knox County Sheriff's Office, the County Coroner, and the State Fire Marshal's Office are continuing to investigate the incident.

It happened just before 10:30 p.m. Thursday at 1369 Oliver Road.

The Central Ohio Joint Fire District arrived to find the home heavily engulfed in flames and called for back up from several local fire departments. Knox cCounty Sheriff David Barber says the...

November 8, 2009 - 8:10pm
5 years 37 weeks ago

A large plume of white smoke could be seen for miles in South Zanesville Sunday afternoon.

Ed and Marilyn Labaki say they were dumping leaves on Clay Street when they believe their Ford Ranger pick-up sparked a fire in the leaves below the truck. The fire quickly engulfed the pick-up truck and surrounding leaves. The South Zanesville Fire Department arrived on scene to put out the fire. No one was injured in the fire and the Labakis say the truck is a complete loss.


November 7, 2009 - 11:49pm
5 years 37 weeks ago

Fire investigators says a home fire that started around 10:30 p.m. Saturday night could be arson.

Authorities responded to a structure fire off Creamery Road near Nashport. It happened near the intersection of Winter Wood Drive and Welsh Road.

Witnesses say they could see flames shooting through the roof of the home from about a mile away.

Authorities say there was no one at the home of the time of the fire and the occupant of the home had just moved out a day or so before...

November 4, 2009 - 11:21pm
5 years 32 weeks ago

A home at 425 South 12th Street in Cambridge caught fire Wednesday night.

According to Captain Tim Milner with the Cambridge Fire Department, emergency personnel were called to the scene around 8:50.

Milner says it took about 15 minutes to contain the blaze and that it gutted the first floor of the home.

No one was home at the time of the fire. The cause remains under investigation.

November 1, 2009 - 4:34pm
5 years 38 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is helping out a New Lexington man who lost his home Friday afternoon.

Executive Director, Dan Hartman, says the organization is providing clothing and food to Matt Plaisted.

Hartman says the 3595 Palmer Road home is a major loss, but luckily, he says Plaisted wasn't injured because Plaisted wasn't home at the time of the fire.

Hartman says Plaisted is currently staying with family.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross has help more than 10...

October 29, 2009 - 7:21pm
5 years 38 weeks ago

This is the weekend that most of the country returns to Eastern Standard Time. As you set your clocks back an hour before you go to bed Saturday night, fire officials also want to remind you to change your smoke detector battery.

It is all part of the "change your clock, change your battery" program. Fire Chief Dave Lacy says all you have to do is take the detector down from the ceiling, pop out the old battery and install a fresh one and clean the detector before you...

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