Stories tagged with: Fire

January 3, 2013 - 12:47am
3 years 24 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
3 years 26 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
3 years 36 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
3 years 41 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
3 years 43 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
3 years 44 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
3 years 45 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
3 years 46 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
3 years 46 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
3 years 49 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...

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