One child died and seven other family members were injured in an explosion and fire at their Zanesville, OH home. Emergency crews arrived at the scene around 10:45 a.m. on March 3, the two-story home, located on U.S. 40 near the airport exit, was fully engulfed. Children were climbing out second-story windows to escape the blaze, according to a witness.

Seven people were taken to an area hospital. Firefighters knelt in the driveway when the body of the small child was carried from the home.


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A witness told local media that a loud explosion followed by a series of popping sounds preceded the fire. An investigation to determine the source of the blaze is underway.

The fire and explosion attorneys at Pritzker Hageman represent people who have been injured in fires and explosions and families who have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one. To request a free consultation with our Fire and Explosions Team, please call us at 1-888-377-8900, text us at 612-261-0856 or, complete the form below.