Stories tagged with: Wayne Township Fire Department

June 3, 2014 - 5:32pm
5 weeks 1 day ago

A funeral was held on Tuesday for a Wayne Township Fire Fighter who had been with the department for nearly 60 years.

Walter "Woody" Woodruff Jr., 91 of Duncan Falls was laid to rest in the Duncan Falls Cemetery. Woodruff held many titles including Lieutenant, Assistant Chief and the unofficial handy man for the station.

" He was a mechanic in the army in World War II and he brought those mechanical skills with him to the fire service. Woody could fix anything from...

September 1, 2013 - 8:05pm
44 weeks 3 days ago

The Wayne Township Fire Department hosted its 20th Annual Antique and Classic Car, Bike and Truck Show on Sunday.

More than 160 cars filled the Sam Hatfield Stadium in Duncan Falls for the big event. Each participant had to pay $6 to register their car and all the money raised went right back to the fire department.

"The proceeds go to buying new trucks and fire equipment because you always need fire equipment, rescue equipment so this is our fundraiser," said...

April 3, 2013 - 5:45am
1 year 13 weeks ago

Firefighters in Harrison Township battle a structure fire in Philo.

The fire began just after 5 a.m. Wednesday at a vacant trailer.

The trailer is located at 628 5th Street.

Wayne Township Fire Department was also called in to assist.

We'll bring you more as it becomes available.

March 1, 2013 - 5:31am
1 year 18 weeks ago

An overnight fire in Muskingum County destroys a home. 

Wayne Township Fire Chief Don Alexander said it happened just before 2:30 Friday morning at 8090 South River Road. 

The Chief says when his crews arrived on the scene part of a double-wide modular home was fully involved in flames.

 Alexander said the fire appears to have started as a result of some electrical wiring near a computer. 

The home is likely a total loss.  It is owned by...

February 22, 2013 - 5:18am
1 year 19 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office reports that fire crews from Wayne and Harrison Townships are battling a structure fire in Gaysport, Friday morning.

Not many details are known at this time. The fire was reported to the sheriff's office around 2:45 a.m.

We'll bring you more as it becomes available.

September 6, 2011 - 8:20pm
2 years 43 weeks ago

Firefighters from multiple departments and some helpful neighbors spent hours battling a barn blaze Tuesday afternoon in Salt Creek Township.

A fire started in the barn of Carl Longstreth at 4140 Salt Creek Drive around 4 p.m.

Neighbors immediately took to their tractors and began pulling burning hay from the barn. Wayne Township Fire Chief Don Alexander says their help was important because the structure was filled with hundreds of bales, with each weighing around 800...

September 5, 2010 - 9:20pm
3 years 44 weeks ago

One local community is showing support for it's fire department.

The 17th Annual Antique and Classic Automobile/Truck/Bike Show was held this afternoon at Sam Hatfield Stadium in Duncan Falls. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department.

"We start about a couple months, about december, and we hit all the car shows and put fliers in the cars, we do our work we advertise, yes we do a lot of work to go into it," said Wayne...

September 1, 2010 - 8:54pm
3 years 44 weeks ago

Firefighters were called to a fire Wednesday night in Wayne Township. The fire broke out at 1611 Lawhead Lane around 7:30 p.m.

Wayne Township Fire Chief Don Alexander says that the owner of the home was grilling just outside the garage, and went inside for a minute. When she came out, the detached garage had caught on fire. Chief Alexander says the structure was fully-engulfed in flames when they arrived on the scene. He says they put the flames out within minutes.The siding to...

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