Stories tagged with: Zanesville Fire Department

May 31, 2011 - 9:34pm
2 years 45 weeks ago

An evening fire in Zanesville is being labeled suspicious.

Firefighters were called to a vacant home at 1324 Jewett Drive around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday.

"When we got here there was smoke showing through all the eaves of the roof and everything, and on the back side of the house away from us there was flames coming through the wall," says Assistant Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Huey.

Huey says the home has no electrical or gas services connected to it.

"That...

May 27, 2011 - 4:21pm
2 years 46 weeks ago

Zanesville's new Fire Chief will be sworn in at City Hall next week. Friday, we got the chance to hear from him as he gets ready to take over.

Currently, as the Interim Fire Chief, Craig Stemm says he is excited and looking forward to the challenge of the new position. Stemm scored the highest out of two others applying to be the new chief.

"Different job. I've been here almost 32 years. Started at the bottom. You might say I guess 32 years ago as a firefighter and just work...

May 16, 2011 - 11:55pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

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.

The home was heavily damaged...

May 9, 2011 - 9:33pm
2 years 48 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 - 9:08pm
3 years 9 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 - 12:02pm
3 years 10 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 - 7:07pm
3 years 11 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 - 3:23pm
3 years 21 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 - 12:02pm
3 years 22 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 - 3:04pm
3 years 23 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...

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