Stories tagged with: Zanesville Fire Department

May 9, 2011 - 8:33pm
3 years 42 weeks ago

Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire Monday afternoon in Zanesville.

It happened around 4:45 p.m. at 2430 Vinsel Street.

According to Assistant Zanesville Fire Chief Bruce Burley, the damage to the home was considerable and the fire appears to have started in a back bedroom. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze quickly.

Burley says the home's occupant Heather Powers was not home at the time of the fire.

Several kittens were rescued from the home....

February 8, 2011 - 8:08pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

A candle leaves a Zanesville woman with second and third degree burns. 

"My mom is on fire" is the call that dispatched Zanesville Fire Department to 996 Greenwood Avenue around 7 p.m. on Tuesday night. 

"We had a lady that had a candle lit, burning in her bedroom and accidentally leaned over it with a night gown on and caught her night gown on fire," said Eric Waltemire,  Zanesville Fire Department. 

Firefighters did not have to...

February 4, 2011 - 11:02am
4 years 3 weeks ago

The death of a State Highway Patrol Trooper and his wife in Montgomery County due to Carbon Monoxide draws attention to the deadly gas.

This time of year is especially dangerous as many turn to alternative heat sources and furnaces are up and running.

"It's one of the most dangerous gases there is because it's odorless so you can't smell it and you can't see it so it's kind of invisible and without a detector you be overcome by it and not even know about it," Zanesville...

January 27, 2011 - 6:07pm
4 years 4 weeks ago

Fire Chief Dave Lacy said his final farewell to the Zanesville Fire Department Thursday afternoon, but little did he know he was in for a big surprise. Dresden Police Chief Jeff Garver brought his 1946 Dodge fire truck to the Zanesville Fire Department to pick up Lacy and take him home.

Lacy says his last day was full of surprises, including lunch and a cake from the firefighters, and visits from many of his friends. There is one thing Lacy says he'll miss the most.

"It...

November 19, 2010 - 2:23pm
4 years 14 weeks ago

A devastating scene on Sunset Avenue Friday morning at the home of Jon and Lisa Cronin is destroyed by fire.

Zanesville Fire Department received the call of a structure fire at 1016 Sunset Avenue around 9. Living in the home with the couple were four children ages 21-16 years old. Fire Chief Dave Lacy said the fire was caused by an air mattress in the living room of the home being pushed into a gas log fireplace by a family pet.

It didn't take long for the fire to reach the attic...

November 12, 2010 - 11:02am
4 years 15 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...

November 5, 2010 - 2:04pm
4 years 16 weeks ago

So far this year 110 people have been killed in residential fires in the state of Ohio.

Functioning smoke detectors were found in only 22 percent of the fatal incidents. Firefighters say this weekend when you change your clocks it's also time to change your smoke detector's battery.

"That ensures that you just have a fresh battery in the detector. Of course couple that with the monthly checks that you should do when you push the test button and make sure they activate. That...

October 19, 2010 - 12:21pm
4 years 19 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department will continue flushing fire hydrants on Wednesday.

The following areas will be affected:

  • Wednesday Oct. 20:  Lenox Avenue, Forest Avenue, Ashland Avenue, Adair Avenue, Blue Avenue, Newark Road and Ohio University/Zane State

Work will start at 7:30 a.m. and should be completed by 2:30 p.m.

Residents in these areas may experience discolored water and reduced pressure.

It is advised to wait until after...

October 1, 2010 - 10:04am
4 years 21 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department continues their hydrant flushing project next week.

On Monday October 4, hydrants on West Main, Licking View, State, Lee and Jackson Streets will be flushed.

Then on Tuesday October 5, the department will tackle the hydrants on McIntire, Roosevelt, Findley, Converse and Linden Avenues.

And Wednesday October 6, hydrants will be flushed on Linden, Van Horn and McConnell Avenues along with Taylor Street, Dresden and Military Roads.

Hydrant...

September 23, 2010 - 4:23pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

It's a site you wouldn't normally see. Firefighters placing cars into the Muskingum River.

"Simulating vehicles going into the river and going out to a tow release from the river," says Lt. Eric Waltemire of the Zanesville Fire Department.

It's all for training purposes. The Zanesville Fire Department Dive Team is training for the chance that a car could end up in a body of water.

"We occasionally get those calls that we have vehicles and we have recovery...

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