HINTON, (Hinton News) – A structure fire reported as being at an address on Summers Street occurred at the old Price Hotel building during the night between Jan. 21 and 22. Multiple fire departments responded, including the City of Hinton, Jumping Branch, Summers County and Talcott.
A witness, Linda Crowley, said she had gone to bed around 1 a.m. She said, “I kept hearing strange sounds, like fireworks or gunshots. Sound really travels here. I got up at 1:30 and the flames were towering against the skyline. The upper floors collapsed within 30 minutes. You could hear the roaring of the fire over the water. It looked like the mouth of hell had opened up and was screaming.”
Hinton News is working to obtain more information on the fire and will provide more details as they become available.