Daily Dispatch: Ohio News
State Fire Marshal determines origin of Jeromesville fire that killed 3 children
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Authorities say three children killed in an overnight house fire in rural north-central Ohio died from smoke inhalation. Fire officials say three other people who were in the house have been hospitalized with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries. The State Fire Marshal's Office says the fire started on a front porch.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FOX 8 Cleveland
Related: Officials urge safety after high number of fire fatalities in Ohio
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 19:42:31 -0700
Three kids died in a house fire in Ashland County Monday morning. Three others were able to escape. This is the third triple deadly fire involving children in the state since the beginning of June. “Heartbreak, at first, we are sad for the survivors, for the families,” said Columbus Fire Battalion Chief, Steve Martin.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2019 7:42:31 PM - SOURCE: WBNS-TV Columbus 10
No one injured in Cleveland house explosion, firefighters say
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Firefighters battled a house fire and explosion on the city’s East Side Monday, July 15, and later said they suspect arson. Crews were called to the 11000 block of Faringdon Avenue around 8:30 a.m. Monday. Thankfully no injuries were reported, and the fire was put out safely. The Ohio Blue Ribbon Arson Commitee is offering $5,000 for information on the fire.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Cleveland 19
Fire destroys truck at Weathersfield truck stop
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 03:17:04 -0700
Firefighters were called out early Tuesday to put out flames that spread through a tractor-trailer at a truck stop in Weathersfield. The fire was reported shortly before 4 a.m. near diesel fuel pumps behind the Petro truck stop along Salt Springs Road. The first firefighter to arrive said the fire was spreading throughout the entire tractor-trailer causing substantial damage.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2019 3:17:04 AM - SOURCE: WFMJ-TV Youngstown NBC 21
Adult and four children escape house fire in Warren
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 06:29:49 -0700
The outside walls of a house in Warren are still standing, but the inside is destroyed after a fire tore through the structure early Tuesday. Crews were called just after midnight to a house in the 1500 block of Jefferson Street. When firefighters got there, an adult and four children were already out of the house.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2019 6:29:49 AM - SOURCE: WYTV-TV 33 News
Four EMS agencies honored at Fairfield Medical Center for treatment of heart attack patients
Sun, 14 Jul 2019 06:38:43 -0700
Four local EMS agencies were recognized at Fairfield Medical Center for outstanding treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Lancaster Fire Department, Pleasant Township Fire, Basil-Joint Fire District and New Lexington Fire Department were presented with an American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline award.
- PUB DATE: 7/14/2019 6:38:43 AM - SOURCE: Lancaster Eagle-Gazette
Is Cincinnati a "slumlord" to its aging fire stations, old buildings with millions needed for repairs?
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 03:36:42 -0700
Fire Station 49 on Prentice Avenue in Madisonville was built in 1910, when firefighters traveled by horse and buggy. Except for modest updates over the years, such as turning the horse stalls into a kitchen, the building hasn’t changed much. It’s clean and meets city codes, officials say, but the tiny space isn’t comfortable for the firefighters who work 24-hour shifts here.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2019 3:36:42 AM - SOURCE: WCPO-TV ABC 9 Cincinnati
Josh Kim, son of fallen police officer Sonny Kim, joins Cincinnati Fire Department
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 13:52:25 -0700
The son of a Cincinnati police officer killed in the line of duty became a firefighter Friday, the Cincinnati Police Department announced on Twitter. A tweet showed police Chief Eliot Isaac shaking hands with Josh Kim, whose father Sonny was shot and killed in Madisonville June 19, 2015. Sonny Kim had been responding to a report of an armed man acting erratically when the caller, 21-year-old TrePierre Hummons, shot and killed him.
- PUB DATE: 7/12/2019 1:52:25 PM - SOURCE: WCPO-TV ABC 9 Cincinnati
Fun, food, and firefighters, it's all part of the Cridersville Volunteer Fireman's Jamboree
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 22:48:57 -0700
For the last 55 years, the village of Cridersville has come together to support their fire department by having fun at the jamboree. Hundreds of people filled the downtown for the first night of the jamboree. The annual event kicked off with a car show, 5K run, and live music. The jamboree raises money for the volunteer fire department to help pay for things that grants don't cover, like equipment and training.
- PUB DATE: 7/12/2019 10:48:57 PM - SOURCE: Hometown Stations
After more than 10 years, Millersport will be getting a new fire station
Sun, 14 Jul 2019 21:07:02 -0700
After more than 60 years, the village of Millersport is getting a new fire station. It's a positive step for everyone, according to fire department and village administration officials. Built in 1956 by the volunteer fire department, the building was steadily outgrown as the township's needs and population grew.
- PUB DATE: 7/14/2019 9:07:02 PM - SOURCE: Lancaster Eagle-Gazette
Clothes dryer machine fire damages Colerain Township townhouse
Sat, 13 Jul 2019 14:41:18 -0700
A family of four has been displaced in Colerain Township after a clothes dryer machine caught fire in their townhome. Eleven Colerain Township Fire Department units, the Fairfield Fire Department and the Forest Park Fire Department responded to the fire in the 2300 block of Hidden Meadows Drive around 12:15 p.
- PUB DATE: 7/13/2019 2:41:18 PM - SOURCE: WLWT-TV NBC 5 Cincinnati
Man who lost 3 family members in Norwalk house fire takes action to prevent another tragedy
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 15:49:11 -0700
A family tragedy is prompting a local man to help launch a campaign to promote the importance of smoke detectors. Firefighters in Norwalk rushed to the scene of a house fire on January 26, 2018, and after putting out the blaze, discovered the bodies of the couple that owned the home and their son who was disabled.
- PUB DATE: 7/11/2019 3:49:11 PM - SOURCE: WJW-TV MyFox Cleveland
Liberty trustees allow fire department to purchase truck
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 23:51:32 -0700
Township trustees have approved the purchase of a new firetruck. Trustees Arnie Clebone and Greg Cizmar voted yes during Thursday morning’s regular trustee meeting; Trustee Jodi Stoyak was unavailable for the meeting. The Sutphen firetruck will cost about $485,000 and is expected to be ready for use in October.
- PUB DATE: 7/11/2019 11:51:32 PM - SOURCE: Youngstown Vindicator (Vindy.com)
Fireworks cause 2 alarm Avondale apartment fire
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 02:38:20 -0700
Fireworks caused of a two-alarm Avondale apartment fire late Thursday, a Cincinnati fire official said. Someone set off fireworks that sparked flames at the complex on Wuest Street at 10:47 p.m., said District Fire Chief Kenneth Caldwell. Arriving fire crews found heavy fire in the rear of the complex and quickly extinguished it to stop it from spreading into the interior, he wrote in a news release.
- PUB DATE: 7/12/2019 2:38:20 AM - SOURCE: WXIX-TV FOX 19 Cincinnati
Niles safety forces honored for efforts in fatal blaze
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 21:30:24 -0700
Niles city officials on Wednesday recognized the firefighters, police officers, paramedics, ambulance crew and dispatchers for their efforts at a Memorial Day house fire on Scott Street where first responders were able to save a woman and her teenage son. The fire did claim the lives of a man and another male teen at the home.
- PUB DATE: 7/11/2019 9:30:24 PM - SOURCE: Tribune Chronicle
Columbus boy reunites with firefighter hero on his birthday
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 16:37:24 -0700
When little Jahid Mitchell walked into the Central Ohio Fire Museum and Learning Center, he was wide-eyed and ready to explore. It was his 2nd birthday, and he was reuniting with the man who saved him from a burning home last fall. "It’s awesome," said Columbus Fire Investigator Mike DeFrancisco. "It’s a celebration of his life, and he’s still here to celebrate that.
- PUB DATE: 7/11/2019 4:37:24 PM - SOURCE: WBNS-TV Columbus 10
Heavy flames engulf, destroy barn in Perry Township
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 16:55:38 -0700
Two goats died after a fire broke out and destroyed a barn behind a home on Johnsville Brookville Road in Perry Twp. Thursday afternoon. Firefighters responded to the 3600 block of Johnsville Brookville Road, near Providence Pike, around 1:30 p.m. Video and photos contributed from a neighbor show heavy smoke and flames engulfed the structure before firefighters arrived.
- PUB DATE: 7/11/2019 4:55:38 PM - SOURCE: WHIO-TV Dayton
Authorities investigate possible code violations at site of massive Springfield fire
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 00:28:25 -0700
Fire officials say an investigation is underway into possible code violations at the scene of a massive fire in Springfield. The fire started around 7 p.m. Wednesday at a property on Warder Street, near Williamson Street. When fire crews arrived, they found a massive fire at a storage area for pallets.
- PUB DATE: 7/11/2019 12:28:25 AM - SOURCE: WDTN-TV 2
Firefighters respond after fire rekindles at retirement community in Anderson Township
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 04:05:09 -0700
Fire crews were called back to the scene after a fire reignited at a retirement community in Anderson Township on Thursday. Firefighters first responded to SEM Manor Retirement Community at 1348 Pebble Ct. at around 9:12 p.m on Wednesday. Crews were called to the scene again around 5 a.m. Thursday after the fire rekindled.
- PUB DATE: 7/11/2019 4:05:09 AM - SOURCE: WLWT-TV NBC 5 Cincinnati
Western Reserve first-responders save life with help from new device
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 21:22:31 -0700
An awards ceremony was held for workers at the Western Reserve Joint Fire District, who recently helped save a life with a new tool. A Poland Village resident went into cardiac arrest on the morning of June 17. After family called 9-1-1, officials responded to the scene. “The important thing about this call is that the family members also were prompted by dispatchers to start CPR,” said Western Reserve chief David Comstock.
- PUB DATE: 7/10/2019 9:22:31 PM - SOURCE: WYTV-TV 33 News

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