Stories tagged with: House Fire

March 13, 2012 - 5:46pm
2 years 17 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department responded to a house fire off of Wheeling Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

Fire Lieutenant Martin Mercer said one occupant was home at the time, and was cooking when she walked away from the stove. The front of the home and part of the second story were fully involved when the crews reached the scene. Lieutenant Mercer said fire fighters were able to control the flames quickly.

"Well we're just going to keep working here and make sure that we have all...

January 3, 2012 - 12:17pm
2 years 27 weeks ago

A fire rips through a home on Vista View Drive, Tuesday morning.

The fire destroyed the home at 2000 Vista View Drive. Falls Township Fire Chief J.D. Johnson said the fire began in the basement and was reported shortly before 9am.

"The fire went undetected for some time," said Chief Johnson. "I don't know if there was smoke detectors in the house or if they were working or not."

There were people home at the time of the fire. One escaped through a window...

December 10, 2011 - 7:20pm
2 years 30 weeks ago

The Falls Township Volunteer Fire Department is investigating the cause of a house fire.

Fire Chief JD Johnson said the call came in around 4:40 PM at 510 Military Road.

"We found fire in the basement of the structure, which extended into the first floor bedroom," said Johnson.  "We don't have a cause right now.  We're still getting the smoke out of the building and looking for some hot spots, other than that, the situation is contained here."


November 14, 2011 - 7:01pm
2 years 34 weeks ago

A fire causes severe smoke damage to a home in Frazeysburg.

EMS Captain Tim Clark said it happened just before 3:00 PM at 13045 West Carlisle Road.

"Frazeysburg responded, and we also received mutual aid from Dresden Fire Department and Licking Township Fire Department," said Clark.

Clark said the fire was contained in the basement before it could spread to the rest of the home.

"We got dispatched for a residential fire alarm, and when we arrived...

November 10, 2011 - 11:23pm
2 years 35 weeks ago

A house fire sent one person to the hospital on Thursday night.

Zanesville Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Thomas said he received the call around 9 PM at 1216 Putnam Avenue.

"When we got here, we found the residence full of smoke," said Thomas.  "It turned out that the dryer had locked up and overheated.  It started a fire inside the dryer and smoked up the house."

Thomas said firefighters extinguished the flames almost immediately.  A...

March 21, 2011 - 10:01am
3 years 16 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department is investigating an early Sunday morning fire that injured an 11-year-old boy. It happened at 438 Shaum Avenue at 4:00 am. Fire investigators say the blaze started on the second floor of the home which is owned by Vincent Smith Sr. Investigators say the home suffered $15,000 dollars in damages. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says one of the five family members – Austin Smith – was hurt after he jumped from a second floor window to escape the fire...

December 22, 2010 - 6:56pm
3 years 29 weeks ago

The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a house fire in Coshocton that is being called suspicious.

The Coshocton Fire Department arrived at 928 South 6th Street at 5:39 a.m. on Wednesday and found a heavily involved fire at the front of the home. Three Rivers Fire District, Jackson Township and Conesville Fire Departments were also on scene to assist.

Owners Shawn Dotsie and Tiffany Self were not home at the time of the incident. Damage to the structure is being...

November 12, 2010 - 12:02pm
3 years 34 weeks ago

A working smoke detector saves a Zanesville man from a fire at his home.

Fire Chief Dave Lacy said the fire broke out around 8:45 Friday morning at 134 Fox Avenue. Smoke could be seen from the fire house on 4th Street.

When firefighters arrived they found a working fire in the back of the structure.

Chief Lacy said one occupant of the home was awakened by a smoke detector and was transported to Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital for smoke inhalation and burns.

Lacy said...

August 13, 2010 - 12:16pm
3 years 47 weeks ago

Firefighters spent much of the night battling a major house fire in Zanesville.

Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy said they got the call just after 1:00 Friday morning that a vacant house was burning at the corner of Putnam and Lincoln.

"It started actually on the front porch. It did get through into the first and second floors and in the attic. Firefighters were on scene about three hours putting that fire completely out, " Lacy said.

He said it was a large...

June 7, 2010 - 10:16am
4 years 5 weeks ago

A house fire caused a busy street to be shut down during rush hour Monday.

Falls Township Fire Department Lt. Mark Brown said it happened around 8 at 2855 Linden Avenue.

"We received a call at approximately 0800 hours from the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office saying they had several 911 calls in reference of a structure fire," Lt. Mark Brown said.

Linden was closed  just before East Highland Drive for more than an hour Monday morning ...

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