Blaze guts DR home

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By Camille McClanahan

High winds hampered firefighters efforts in battling a blaze on Tuesday, March 19.


Firefighters from Dry Ridge and four other fire departments in the county spent nearly four hours in firefighting and overhaul of a home owned by Dave Riley on Greenville Road.

The call came in around 10 a.m. No one was home at the time of the fire.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but the damage to the frame home was “extensive,” according to Dry Ridge Fire Chief Tom Jump.
Jump said that getting a water supply established in a rural area can be difficult. Firefighters were forced to use tankers to shuttle water to the fire.

Windy conditions also made it difficult to extinguish the blaze, Jump said.
Firefighters from Williamstown, Crittenden, Corinth and Jonesville assisted at the scene.

Crittenden and Dry Ridge firefighters were called to a mobile home fire on Gouge Drive around 3 p.m. on later that day.