Clarksburg, WV Fire Cause Damage In Town, Jan 1911

Ruins of Traders Hotel

ONE DIES AT CLARKSBURG, W. VA.

Clarksburg, W. Va., Jan. 21. -- One person is believed to have met death under falling walls and a financial loss of $300,000 caused in a fire which destroyed the Traders hotel block and the Grand opera house. The fire started in a servant's roomk of the Traders hotel, and spread rapidly. A score of business places, located in the hotel block were destroyed.

The Evening Telegram Elyria Ohio 1911-01-26