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 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...
A home in Roseville is destroyed after a fire ripped through the structure and damaged other nearby homes.
Crews responded to the fire on the 200 block of Washington Street just before 11 a.m. Thursday. Below freezing temperatures created problems for the nearly seven fire departments on the scene. Roseville Fire Chief Ed Guy said the structure took about two hours to extinguish.
"The biggest thing right now that's affecting us is cold weather and...
At around 1:30 p.m. the Dresden Fire Department was called to 10362 Frazeysburg Road to deal with a fully engulfed barn fire. Firefighters say they have yet to determine a cause of the blaze.
"It was reported that the tractor was on fire, but we really don't know at this point what started it .The owners live here on the farm and we haven't really been able to talk to them too much yet, " said Dresden Fire Department Assistant...
The call originally came in as smoke showing from a building at 95 Chestnut Street in the Village of Dresden at around 11 p.m. Tuesday night. When crews arrived shortly after, flames were shooting out through the roof and windows of the building.
Dresden and Frazeysburg Firefighters had to take a defensive approach in fighting the blaze, according to Dresden Fire Chief Carl Archer. He confirmed the fire started on the north end of the building. Archer went on to say at first look, the...
The Washington Township Fire Department is looking for volunteers to join their team.
The department is currently having a membership drive to increase their staff numbers. The department says it takes the right kind of person to serve their community and be a part of their fire house family.
"You definitely have to be a team player, you can't come in and try to run the place, but still must have a go get it attitude," said Firefighter, Jennifer Davis.
According to fire officials, the fire started at 5 a.m. Thursday morning at the home of Robert Walker at 7294 SR 345, just north of Crooksville. Fire fighter Dan Rodgers says the two-story wooden-frame home was fully involved in flames when crews arrived, and says the family managed to escape the burning home unharmed. The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting the family.
"We actually have given them their clothing allowance because...
The Ohio Department of Transportation says an area road that was closed Thursday morning due to a house fire just north of Crooksville has now reopened. O-Dot says State Route 345 at Township Road 169 in Perry County was closed in both directions after a fire broke out at a home at 7294 State Route 345. The fire was reported just before 5 this morning. No injuries were reported.
The Zanesville Fire Department was called to the scene of a house fire Thursday morning. A home at 848 Dryden Road was showing heavy smoke and flames were showing at 9 a.m. ZFD says everyone who lived in the home was able to escape safely. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross has been called to the scene of the fire to help the family who lived in the home.