Stories tagged with: Fire

December 16, 2009 - 5:50pm
5 years 42 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 42 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 42 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 43 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 43 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...

December 2, 2009 - 6:34pm
5 years 44 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 44 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 44 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 46 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 46 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...

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