Ohio Fire Marshal

State Fire Marshal's investigators say a gas leak contributed to the home explosion in Madison Township that killed a woman, but the cause of the leak is still unknown.

The Ohio Department of Commerce says Jeff Hussey is the new State Fire Marshal, a job he held on an interim basis since May, when Larry Flowers retired.

The Ohio Fire Marshal's office is helping Champaign County authorities investigate a home explosion on Monday.

Ohio Governor John Kasich has ordered the creation of a hotline for oil-and-gas emergencies, and authorized two state departments to start setting it up.

The Ohio Fire Marshal's Office says 40 thousand dollars worth of fireworks have been stolen from the Phantom Fireworks company in Bloomingburg.

The state Fire Marshal's office says the cause of a mobile home fire in Champaign County that killed a 16-year-old boy and injured four other people remains undetermined.

State officials say the number of fire fatalities this year increased slightly from last year, with 117 reported in 2015. 


Investigators with the State Fire Marshal's office say they cannot determine what caused the fire that destroyed the Mad River Mountain ski lodge in Logan County earlier this month.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says 11 thousand Americans were treated at hospitals for fireworks-related injuries in 2013. Eight of them died.

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State Fire Marshal's investigators say an explosion of liquefied petroleum gas probably caused the December 26 house fire in Washington Court House that killed a woman and her three grandsons.

The American Red Cross and Columbia Gas have launched a new effort to get more Ohioans ready for fires, floods and other emergencies. 

The Galion Fire Department and the State Fire Marshal's office are investigating the cause of Tuesday night's mobile home fire that killed a father and his two young children.

The State Fire Marshal's office says there is no evidence of any working smoke detectors in a Kettering house where four family members, including two children, died in a fire on Thursday.

The state Fire Marshal is urging Ohioans to take safety precautions while grilling outdoors this summer.

State and Mount Vernon fire officials are searching for the cause of last night's fatal apartment fire.