The Zanesville Fire Department responded to a fire around 4:30 p.m. Monday afternoon at 1133 Putnam Ave.
Assistant Chief Bob Long said the home is vacant and that the fire started at the back of the house. Long also said that the fire is suspicious since the house lacks utilities. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
Putnam avenue was shut down for approximately an hour and a half while crews got the fire under control.
Jeff Moore had an idea and is making it a reality.
Moore has been a firefighter and paramedic at the Madison Fire Department in Wisconsin for the past four years. This summer he has taken it upon himself to raise money and awareness for fallen firefighters by biking an estimated 4,400 miles across the country.
"I left San Francisco on July 10th and I'm making my way east," said Moore. "I'm going to stay in Zanesville tonight, but my goal is to get to the World...
Do you know what to do if a hazardous chemical spill were to happen here in Muskingum County? Well, a HAZMAT crew is only a phone call away.
All members of the Zanesville Fire Department are certified HAZMAT technicians. Meaning when an unknown substance is found, a chemical leak happens or even a fuel spill occurs, the department is dispatched and the HAZMAT crew will take over. They are equipped to handle all types of hazardous materials and situations.
Space Heaters warm up our homes, attics or basements but you need to be sure you are using them safely.
You should never leave a space heater on when you are not home and do not place them too close to furniture, cloth or other people.
"They are safe as long as you are using them appropriately,” explained ZFD Firefighter, Donavon Jadwin. “You want to make sure you are following the manufactures recommendations, keeping them at least three feet away from anything...
The Public Safety Committee Meeting was Tuesday evening at City Hall to discuss important issues at both Zanesville police and fire departments.
Public Safety Director Fred Buck says the meeting serves as a liaison between his department and city council.
"We like to give updates, what we are doing, where we are at, at our departments, and what we need to move forward,” Buck explained. “In case we do need councils backing or approval of what we are doing."...
Fire fighters at the Zanesville Fire Department worked tirelessly to put out a structure fire on South Sixth Street on Sunday.
At approximately 11 a.m. authorities say that the fire department was dispatched to 19 South Sixth Street in reference to smoke coming from a downtown building. Once at the scene the department determined that the situation was worse than imagined.
"We found this building with smoke, it showing heavy smoke coming from the ground floor up found fire...
A drive by took place on Leonard Avenue in Zanesville on Saturday.
The firemen at the Zanesville Fire Department held their first annual Toys for Tots Drive By event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Locals were able to drive through the station and drop off new unwrapped toys in designated bins. Visitors also received a few special treats for their generosity.
"We've got some candy canes and pins and just badges and neat things to hand out to the kids and if they would like to see the...