The Zanesville Fire Department is investigating an early morning fire.
The call came in around 3:25 at 332 Brighton Boulevard. Chief Dave Lacy says the fire department stayed on the scene for two and a half hours until the fire was cleared around 6 AM. The blaze started in a second floor bedroom.
"It originated around some electricity. Right at this point in time, we are just ruling this as an accidental fire and probable cause of electrical short circuit,"...
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, each year emergency rooms treat about 12,800 patients for holiday-related injuries. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is offering a few safety tips for homeowners to keep in mind as they begin decorating this December.
"When you're plugging in your Christmas lights, don't overload the electrical outlets because that is just, there is going to be a disaster there," said...
The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says they knew three days earlier that yesterday's bad storm was on it's way.
"Being prepared is 99% communication, we have a great communication system here in Muskingum, Morgan and Perry county. We stay in contact with our EMA directors all the time," said Keeley Warden of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross.
Warden says they are constantly updating their emergency manual and making sure they...
Do you consider someone you know to be a "Hometown Hero?"
The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is accepting applications through October 4th and will pick 12 individuals, ranging from an Education Hero to a Youth Hero.
"We're looking for all those heroes that have gone above and beyond. (They) have made a difference in someone else's life, or someone thinks they've made a difference in the community's life," says Marlene Henderson of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross...
The relief effort for the victims continue through the night..
For victim's of the tornado, they had a safe haven at Crooksville High School which was transformed into a relief zone. ***Update***Shelter moved from High School to Crooksville Fire Department****Update
"We felt that it was safe to keep all the people here in the building after that the red cross had contacted me and we decided that we would use this as a spot," says Crooksville Principal, Kasey Coffey...
It's been hard to stay cool with temperatures in the 90's this week and the Red Cross has some tips to help you stay safe in the heat.
The Muskingum Valley Red Cross' Julie Davis said the most important thing for people to do is to drink plenty of water. She said when it's this hot make sure you dress in light colored clothing and stay inside as much as possible.
"If you have to be outside try to limit that. Folks that work outside they need to be able to take frequent...
The Red Cross is stepping up it's efforts to seek blood donations from the public.
A blood drive was held at the Clarence E. Miller Armory in McConnelsville, where two soldiers say they understood the importance of donating blood.
"You can replenish it, but you know that person in the hospital bed needs it. You stop in give them a little blood, get back in a few days, they get it, it could save their life you know," says Jonathan Taggert, Blood Donor.