A Crittenden church under construction was damaged by a fire shortly before 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30.
Firefighters from Dry Ridge, Williamstown, Crittenden and Walton responded to the fire at Violet Ridge Church of Christ after someone saw smoke coming from the basement, said Dry Ridge Fire Chief Robert Bruin.
“When our guys went in the floor was weak and there was a hole burnt out,” he said. “We went and cut the joist behind the burnt area and got (the joist) on out. They have to be replaced anyway. It just keeps it from catching back on fire.”