Authorities are labeling a late night fire in Zanesville suspicious.
According to Assistant Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Huey, a passing motorist reported the fire at 1016 Sharon Avenue shortly after 11 p.m. Monday.
Huey says when firefighters arrived on the scene flames were shooting out of the front of the home, which is where investigators believe the fire started. He says the fire is suspicious, because the home was vacant with no electricity.
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.
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...
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.
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...