As temperatures begin to cool, now is the time to have chimneys inspected and cleaned to assure they're usable and safe for the season.
Chimney Sweep Gregg Brocklehurst is a full time firefighter for the City of Zanesville, as a side job Brocklehurst will clean, repair and reline chimneys. He said if a chimney has access build-up of ash and soot it's at risk of catching fire and burning, possibly causing damage to the chimney liner and your home.
A vacant home caught fire on the north-end of Zanesville.
According to Zanesville Assistant Fire Chief Dave Huey it happened near the corner of Dresden Road and Sunkel Avenue. Crews received a call at about 4:30 Thursday afternoon from a witness who reported seeing smoke coming from the front corner of the house.
Huey said it appears the home was being remodeled and he believes the fire started in the kitchen by the dishwasher.
Hydrant flushing continues in the City of Zanesville Wednesday.
The Zanesville Fire Department will be flushing hydrants on the east and west sides of Maple Avenue starting at Glendale and going north to the Northpointe area including James Court.
Flushing will begin at 7:30am and end at 2:30pm. Residents in the north end of town may experience discolored water and reduced pressure. It's advised to wait until after 4pm for the water to clear before doing laundry.
The Zanesville Fire Department continues their hydrant flushing program Friday.
The department will flush hydrants in the Brighton area along Ridge Avenue to the city limits from 7:30am-2:30pm. Residents in the south end of town may experience discolored water and reduced pressure.
It's advised to wait until after 4pm for the water to clear before doing laundry.
The Zanesville Fire Department will be flushing hydrants on the south end of Zanesville starting on September 12th.
Firefighter Kenny Jones says hydrant maintenance is crucial for the fire department, so that when they have to battle a blaze, they don't run into any issues.
"If we show up to a fire, and this hydrant is out of service we don't know, and we need the water and it's not there, it's bad, so this way we keep up with them and know what's going on." said Jones...