Stories tagged with: Fire

July 28, 2011 - 8:16pm
4 years 4 weeks ago

A home at the intersection of Woodlawn Avenue and Pershing Road in Zanesville was destroyed Thursday night by a fire.

Authorities were called to 838 Woodlawn around 7 p.m. Neighbors say the home was vacant. Zanesville Fire Chief Craig Stemm says they are still investigating and it's too early to tell if it was a vacant home or if this fire could be related to a string of vacant home fires across the city.

"We'll have to wait and see what else happens, but I don't...

July 28, 2011 - 4:58pm
4 years 4 weeks ago

Authorities are still investigating Wednesday's fire at Zane Trace Clean Care Uniforms on Putnam Avenue.

The building is boarded up today after suffering major damage.  Zanesville Fire Chief Craig Stemm said the fire no longer appears to be suspicious.

"The fire alarm went off before the burglar alarm did," said Stemm.  "We probably ended up setting the burglar alarm off when we made entry down there."

The Zanesville Police Department will...

July 12, 2011 - 10:10pm
4 years 6 weeks ago

A Zanesville trailer home is destroyed in a fire Tuesday evening.

Firefighters were called to the home of Judy Wickham at 436 Pine Street Lot number 10 around 7:30 p.m.

"When we arrived we found a trailer toward the rear of the trailer park totally involved in flames," says Kevin Thomas, Assistant Fire Chief Zanesville Fire Department.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and the Zanesville Police Department is questioning people.

Thomas says the...

July 11, 2011 - 11:27pm
4 years 6 weeks ago

Several area fire departments were called to a fire Monday night around 9:45 at the intersection of Limestone Valley and Bagley Roads in White Cottage.

"The guys were able to extinguish it pretty easily but still did significant damage to the trailer," said Newton Township Fire Department Chief Allen Deaver.

According to Chief Deaver, the fire caused heavy damage to the vacant mobile home at 5615 Limestone Valley Road. Chief Deaver says the fire was mostly...

July 6, 2011 - 5:40pm
4 years 7 weeks ago

One person was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out on Coopermill Road Wednesday afternoon.

It happened just after 4:30 p.m. on 1336 Coopermill Road. South Zanesville Fire Department Lieutenant, Robert Kirkbride, said it started in a bedroom after a cat knocked over an aquarium heat lamp. He says there was no structural damage to the home, but there was smoke damage. The blaze also ruined some carpeting in the bedroom, as well as some of the rooms contents.


June 2, 2011 - 4:36am
4 years 12 weeks ago

A Perry County home is destroyed by fire. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is reporting that a home at 2863 Township Road 318 in Corning burned Wednesday afternoon. Those living in the home are identified as Dona Oldham, Rebekah Garrett, Jennifer Chappa and Steven Gilbert. No injuries were reported. The Red Cross says five fire departments were called to the scene, including Corning, Crooksville, Roseville, New Lexington and McConnelsville. The Red Cross says the cause of the fire is an...

April 18, 2011 - 10:26am
4 years 18 weeks ago

A family is homeless today after a fire damaged their home.

It happened at 9690 Center Road around 5:15 this morning. Crews from Harrison Township, Roseville and South Zanesville fire departments were called to the scene.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says Richard and Lorraine Glover along with their 21-year-old son and 9-year-old granddaughter were home when the fire started but were able to get out uninjured.

The Red Cross says the cause of the fire is undetermined...

April 8, 2011 - 2:19pm
4 years 20 weeks ago

A fire near Roseville is under investigation.

It happened Thursday around 10:30 p.m. in a house trailer at 7397 US Route 22 near Township Road 57.

Newton Township Fire Officials say that no one was home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross identifies the family living in the home as William and Jackie Roush and their two children.

Crews from Newton, Somerset and Glenford fire departments were all on the scene.

March 31, 2011 - 2:11pm
4 years 21 weeks ago

A Muskingum County family is homeless after a fire Thursday morning. It happened at 4700 Huggins Road near White Cottage. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross reports that Stephanie Vandyne and her four children were forced from the house. The home suffered damage to the living room and smoke damage to the rest of the house. The Red Cross says the family has insurance, but is being helped with funds for temporary lodging and food.

March 17, 2011 - 9:24pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

A home is destroyed after a fire broke out in Newton Township Thursday night.

"I had just gotten up off the couch and happened to glance out the window and saw orange flames shooting off the back of the porch and I told my wife, her house is on fire and I hurried up and called 911," said Witness Michael Dailey.

Newton Township Fire Department arrived at 6785 Old Town Road to discover the structure completely engulfed in flames. As crews began working, the roof caved in...

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