Stories tagged with: Fire

February 7, 2013 - 7:52pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

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.


January 24, 2013 - 10:32am
1 year 12 weeks ago

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...

January 8, 2013 - 1:08am
1 year 14 weeks ago

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.

January 3, 2013 - 12:47am
1 year 15 weeks ago

Firefighters battled a blaze in Zanesville on Wednesday night.

It happened just after 8:30 p.m. in the 400 block of Adair Avenue near the intersection of Maple Avenue.

The Zanesville Fire Department did not release details at the scene. However, neighbors told WHIZ that the home has been abandoned for several years.

Smoke could be seen pouring out of the windows when first responders arrived.  It didn't appear as though any nearby...

December 20, 2012 - 12:52am
1 year 17 weeks ago

A home near Roseville is considered to be a total loss after a fire broke out Wednesday.

It happened at 3800 Baughman Run Road around 3:30 p.m.  The Newton Township Fire Department said crews encountered heavy smoke when they arrived at the scene.

Firefighters battled the blaze from the outside, and for good reason, because the roof collapsed.  A tanker was used until crews were able to draft water from a pond located on the property.

The department...

October 15, 2012 - 9:37am
1 year 26 weeks ago

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. ...

September 11, 2012 - 6:23pm
1 year 31 weeks ago

A camper is a total loss following a fire Tuesday afternoon at Wild Bill's Resort Campground.

According to Licking Township firefighter Scott Brown crews were called to 6819 Newark Road shortly before 5 p.m.

The camper was destroyed and a neighboring shed also caught fire. Firefighters were able to prevent the fire from spreading to any other structures.

The person staying at the camper was not there when the fire broke out and authorities are still investigating the...

August 23, 2012 - 9:51pm
1 year 34 weeks ago

A Falls Township home was severely damaged Thursday in a fire.

First responders were called to 2685 Licking Road around 8 p.m.

According to the Falls Township Fire Department, the fire started in the living room. Firefighters say a fan in the room may may be where the blaze began.

The contents of the living room are a total loss and the rest of the home suffered smoke damage. No one was injured in the blaze. The people who live in the residence were not home when the...

August 20, 2012 - 10:31pm
1 year 34 weeks ago

A fire broke out Monday evening at the Wal-Mart on Maple Avenue in Zanesville.

Wal-Mart Spokeswoman Dianna Gee said the fire was the result of a teenage prank.

According to Gee, a quick responding customer saw the fire and immediately put it out using a fire extinguisher.

Gee said the fire posed no threat to Wal-Mart customers and there was no need to evacuate the store.

The Zanesville Fire Department responded to the call just before 8 p.m. Monday.


August 9, 2012 - 7:32pm
1 year 36 weeks ago

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...

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