Crittenden and Dry Ridge firefighters work to extinguish the flames at a Gardnersville home on May 11. Photo submitted
Crittenden family loses home in fire

When Edward Jones pulled up to his Gardnersville Road home on May 11, flames were bellowing out of the front and side windows.
Minutes before, he had received a call from his wife, Cheryl, that the house was on fire while unloading materials at a job site in Williamstown.

“I jumped in the car and went about 80 miles per hour all the way there,” Jones said. “It’s a wonder I didn’t get a ticket.”
Jones said his wife, who was home alone, turned on the stove to heat it up and got in the shower because her back was hurting.