Stories tagged with: Fire

August 20, 2012 - 10:31pm
2 years 35 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
2 years 37 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...

August 7, 2012 - 3:45pm
2 years 37 weeks ago

Area fire departments battled a structure fire this morning.

It happened at 3770 Frazeysburg Road near Northpointe Drive. Lieutenant Joe Hunt of the Falls Township Fire Department said the call come into the station around 10:50 a.m. with possible entrapment inside the home.

Lt. Hunt said the damage on the fire floor was moderate to severe. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

"We were dispatched and Zanesville was dispatched also. We arrived on...

August 5, 2012 - 12:50am
2 years 37 weeks ago

A garage fire gave firefighters a little bit of a scare Saturday night.

It happened just before 10:30 p.m. at 1088 Wayne Avenue.  Zanesville Assistant Fire Chief David Huey said he received a call that an elderly woman was trapped inside, but fortunately, that wasn't the case.

"When we got here, there was fire on the outside deck and stairway," said Huey.  "There was not a victim inside, so we were safe there.  We haven't determined the cause of...

July 15, 2012 - 3:45pm
2 years 40 weeks ago

The cause of a house fire in Frazeysburg is under investigation.

The Frazeysburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to the call around 11:30 Saturday night at 12290 West Carlisle Road.  When firefighters arrived on scene, the home was fully engulfed in flames.

The fire department said no one was injured, but the home is considered to be a total loss.  The Dresden Volunteer Fire Department and Frontier Power also provided assistance.  The State Fire Marshal's...

July 6, 2012 - 6:55pm
2 years 42 weeks ago

A Wayne Township home and its contents are destroyed in a fire Friday afternoon that may have indirectly been caused by the recent severe weather in the area.

Firefighters from four different fire departments responded to the blaze around 4 p.m.

Wayne Township Fire Chief Don Alexander says when responding to the scene in the 2500-block of Three Towers Road they knew to call in back-up.

"When we came up Millers Lane across Wayne Ridge Road you could see...

June 25, 2012 - 8:40pm
2 years 43 weeks ago

A Washington Township mobile home was destroyed in a fire Monday evening.

The fire broke out around 7:15 p.m. at 113 Eastwood Drive. Firefighters from the Washington Township and Zanesville Fire Departments responded to the scene and worked quickly to prevent the fire from spreading to other nearby homes.

"It always is when you come to the trailer park. It can jump from one to the other," says Chief Gene Hanning, Washington Township Fire Department.

A family...

June 8, 2012 - 9:15pm
2 years 46 weeks ago

A Friday evening fire damages a Zanesville business.

Firefighters were called to 350 Luck Avenue around 8 p.m. When they arrived at the scene flames were coming out the front of Ritchey's Market.

Assistant Fire Chief David Huey says they cannot determine the official cause yet, but discarded smoking materials may be to blame.

"One of the first guys that was up there and started working on that opening said there was an old cigar sitting right there. Something like...

May 28, 2012 - 5:49pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

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Larry Waltz's Ohio Pottery store has been reduced to a charred pile of ash and steel.

"I got a phone call at about ten minutes until 9 that the pottery was on fire," Waltz said.  "I was at home, so Jamara and I rushed over here and it was in full flames, we opened the door; smoke and flamed were shooting out, and from there, of course, it's a total loss."

Last night the Falls Township Fire Department...

May 27, 2012 - 9:57pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

The West Pike location of Ohio Pottery is likely a total loss after a fire Sunday night.

The Falls Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to the call around 9 p.m.  The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office and units from nearby fire stations also assisted.

Thick black smoke could be seen from Interstate 70.  Firefighters battled the blaze from the outside as a safety precaution.

The Ohio Department of Transportation brought signs to shut down the road. ...

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