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...
A Zanesville firefighter, along with the owner of the home, were taken to the hospital after a fire broke out at 770 Findley Avenue in Zanesville.
It happened just before 2:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Zanesville Fire Chief Craig Stemm says it started in the upstairs bedroom. By the time the fire department got there, the flames had a pretty good start. Not only did the firefighters have to battle the blaze, they also had to battle the heat.
A tree that caught fire Thursday could now be a danger to surrounding homes.
It happened at about 2 o'clock in the afternoon. When a tree on the property of 50 Green Street went up in flames. Neighbor Lori Carroll was sitting outside her home at the time. She said she saw her neighbor put out his cigarette along the side of the tree and then left.
"He put it out, I didn't see nothing, took my niece laid her down, come back out and the trees on fire," said...
At the corner of Zane Street and Underwood Traffic slowed down - but only for a minute.
Zanesville Fire Fighters waved down passing vehicles asking them to help "Fill the Boot." This is the second time in recent weeks the crew has hit the street to raise money and awareness of the disease through the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Two weeks ago they raised more than $6,900. Today, they hope to beat that amount - raising a total of $15,000.