Stories tagged with: Fire

April 16, 2013 - 4:51pm
2 years 32 weeks ago

A Crooksville family comes together after a fire destroys their home.

Terry Savage,his daughter,Christy and her three children were forced from their home late last night. Their family rushed over when they heard the news.

Savage's sister, Debbie Miller said "I was just in the kitchen last night to make a snack. I heard on the scanner there was a fire at 5460 Flint Ridge Road. I said oh my god that's my brother so I got here as fast as I can but the house was fully...

March 25, 2013 - 4:29pm
2 years 35 weeks ago

It has been a busy year for the Muskingum Valley Red Cross when it comes to fires. This weekend alone there were three including a small apartment complex in Cambridge.

Executive Director Marlene Henderson says there have been 62 fires since July; 10 in march alone. Last year there were 65 fires for the year. This increase has left the Red Cross in need of additional funding and donations.

"This is absolutely free for all the fire families, we don't ask for anything in...

March 16, 2013 - 4:29pm
2 years 36 weeks ago

According to the Hanover Twp. Fire Department, The Licking Valley Middle School Fieldhouse caught fire last night, calling the building a "total loss."

Eight fire departments responded to the a call about smoke coming from the building late Friday night. No one was injured and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

March 15, 2013 - 5:52pm
2 years 37 weeks ago

The Dresden Fire Department responded to a call from a neighbor around 4:30 p.m. Friday evening about a fire on 2nd Avenue in Trinway. When crews arrived, smoke was coming from the home. Fire crews had the blaze under control around 5:30 p.m. There were no injuries and no one was at home when the fire started.

"We got dispatched for a possible structure fire. In route up here we could see the smoke, and when we pulled on scene we had a working structure fire," said Cpt....

February 7, 2013 - 6:52pm
2 years 42 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 - 9:32am
2 years 44 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 - 12:08am
2 years 46 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 2, 2013 - 11:47pm
2 years 47 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 19, 2012 - 11:52pm
2 years 49 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 - 8:37am
3 years 6 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. ...

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