Elkins, WV Box Co Plant Fire, Nov 1918

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$2,000,000 FIRE IN WEST VIRGINIA TOWN.

ELKINS, W. VA., Nov. 14.---Fire tonight totally destroyed the Elkins Box Company's plant here with an estimated loss of $200,000. The flames were discovered at 8 o'clock and although the fire fighters made valiant efforts to conquer the blaze, the plant was entirely destroyed before 11 o'clock.

An explosion of dust in a pipe which carried shavings from the works is thought to have started the fire.

The Lexington Herald, Lexington, KY 15 Nov 1918