Firefighters battled a blaze in Jonesville on Jan. 14. Family and friends gather outside the home on Stewart’s Ridge Road. Photos by Camille McClanahan

Two Grant County families had to find other accommodations after their homes were heavily damaged in separate fires.
Nathan Yazell was cooking hamburgers and French fries around 6 a.m. on Jan. 19 after getting off work at Toyota when grease caught his tri-level home on fire.

When firefighters arrived around 6:20 a.m. smoke and fire were billowing out the windows.
“There was not a whole lot we could save when we got there,” Williamstown Fire Chief Les Whalen said.