Stories tagged with: suspicious fire

August 30, 2012 - 11:38am
2 years 38 weeks ago

Zanesville Fire investigators try to determine the cause of a morning house fire on Mead Street.

The fire reported around 9:30a.m. at 323 Mead Street is being labeled suspicious by investigators. Assistant Chief Eric Waltemire said that the two story home was vacant at the time of the fire and had no working utilities. It's unknown if anyone was occupying the home illegally.

"It's hard to tell. There's debris the house, so there could have been people in and out of the house...

July 27, 2011 - 7:41pm
3 years 43 weeks ago

A Zanesville business suffers major damage after a fire around 6pm Wednesday.

Authorities are calling the fire at Zane Trace Clean Care Uniforms at 763 Putnam Avenue suspicious. According to Zanesville Assistant Fire Chief David Huey the owner's alarm system indicated a break-in that was shortly followed by the fire alarm.

"It's just suspicious given the circumstances," said Huey. "The place was closed and secured and they did have an alarm activation. That's...

May 31, 2011 - 9:34pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

An evening fire in Zanesville is being labeled suspicious.

Firefighters were called to a vacant home at 1324 Jewett Drive around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday.

"When we got here there was smoke showing through all the eaves of the roof and everything, and on the back side of the house away from us there was flames coming through the wall," says Assistant Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Huey.

Huey says the home has no electrical or gas services connected to it.

"That...

December 11, 2009 - 5:58pm
5 years 23 weeks ago


A Thursday fire in Cambridge is now being ruled "suspicious" by investigators.

The fire occurred at 2:30 AM at 133 South 11th Street in Cambridge. According to Cambridge Fire reports, the fire was burning freely when fire fighters arrived.

Extra fire fighters were called to the scene and the fire was completely out with in two hours.

The fire caused minimal damage to the house, but it is being ruled "suspicious" at this time. The cause of the...

November 13, 2009 - 6:47pm
5 years 27 weeks ago


Officials say a fire on Moxahala Avenue in Zanesville late Friday afternoon is being ruled suspicious.

The fire broke out at 609 Moxahala Avenue around 4:30 PM. Fire officials say flames were showing from the 2nd story windows.

"There did not seem to be anybody still inside, I had witnesses, neighbors, say right away that there was nobody living upstairs. There were people down stairs and they were accounted for right off the bat," says Assistant...

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