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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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."