A fire in Zanesville forced a local business to be evacuated Thursday afternoon.
At around 3 o'clock the Zanesville Fire Department responded to a fire at Ohio Stoneware at 1107 Muskingum Avenue. Assistant Fire Chief Eric Waltermire says when his crews arrived on the scene employees were on the roof and had the fire contained.
Waltermire said the fire started when the heat from the kiln heated up the chimney stack to the point that the foam rubber insulation caught fire.
The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office says a husband and wife died in a large house fire near Buckeye Lake. It happened Thursday just after midnight on Shell Beach Drive. Investigators identify the dead as Milton Clagg and Mary Clagg, both 62. Fire fighters from Perry, Licking and Fairfield Counties battled the blaze, which was made more difficult by frigid temperatures. Other residents got out safety and nobody else was hurt. The house was destroyed...
Firefighters are investigating a Roseville blaze that could be suspicious in nature.
The Crooksville, Roseville and Newton Township Fire Departments responded to the call around 6:45 p.m. at 198 Potters Lane. Firefighters said the home has been abandoned for several years and no injuries were reported.
The fire started in the back of the building and spread to the second floor. Firefighters said the cause of the fire is under investigation.
The Zanesville Fire Department is investigating an early Monday morning fire. It happened at 30-32 Lincoln Street just before 1:30. Fire investigators say heavy flames were coming from the home when they arrived on the scene. The owner was awakened by his dog due to the fire and both were able to escape safety. Fire officials estimate the damage at 28-thousand dollars. The home is considered a total loss. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. ...
Thursday evening storms created a headache for one local homeowner.
Lightning struck a home at 3695 Dillon Falls Road just before 6:30 p.m., causing the attic of the home to catch fire. The family was home when it happened, but managed to escape safely before crews arrived.
Falls Township Fire Chief Mark Brown says it took about 45 minutes to extinguish the flames. Chief Brown says it's not uncommon for a storm to be the cause of a fire. The amount of damage is unknown at...