Ohio Fire Marshal State: Natural Gas Leak Contributed To Fatal Local Home Explosion By Associated Press & Jim Letizia • Nov 9, 2017 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. New State Fire Marshal Named By Jim Letizia • Jul 27, 2017 com.ohio.gov 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. No Injuries Out Of Champaign County Home Explosion By Jim Letizia • Sep 6, 2016 wdtn.com The Ohio Fire Marshal's office is helping Champaign County authorities investigate a home explosion on Monday. State Creates Hotline For Oil And Gas Emergencies By Associated Press • Aug 10, 2016 cleveland.com 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. Authorities Seek Suspects In Fireworks Store Robbery By Associated Press • Jun 30, 2016 fireworks.com The Ohio Fire Marshal's Office says 40 thousand dollars worth of fireworks have been stolen from the Phantom Fireworks company in Bloomingburg. Cause Of Fatal Champaign County Trailer Fire Undetermined By Associated Press • May 26, 2016 legacy.com 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. Ohio Fire Fatalities Rose This Year By Associated Press • Dec 31, 2015 lohud.com State officials say the number of fire fatalities this year increased slightly from last year, with 117 reported in 2015. State Can't Find Cause Of Ski Lodge Fire By Jim Letizia • Sep 29, 2015 Facebook 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. Reminders About Fireworks Safety By Jim Letizia • Jul 3, 2015 The Consumer Product Safety Commission says 11 thousand Americans were treated at hospitals for fireworks-related injuries in 2013. Eight of them died. Cause Of Fatal Washington Court House Fire Officially Undetermined By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Mar 19, 2015 Associated Press 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. Red Cross Teams Up With Utility On Emergency Preparation Campaign By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Feb 27, 2015 The American Red Cross and Columbia Gas have launched a new effort to get more Ohioans ready for fires, floods and other emergencies. Victims In Galion Mobile Home Fire Identified By Jim Letizia • Nov 20, 2014 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. Kettering Family Members Killed In House Fire By Jim Letizia • Dec 13, 2013 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. Tips For Healthy And Safe Grilling By Jim Letizia • Jul 2, 2013 The state Fire Marshal is urging Ohioans to take safety precautions while grilling outdoors this summer. Man Killed In Mount Vernon Fire By Jim Letizia • Feb 15, 2013 State and Mount Vernon fire officials are searching for the cause of last night's fatal apartment fire.