Around 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, police and EMS were dispatched to the old Woodworth farm on Main Street, Hurricane, for a structure fire. Mayor Scott Edwards arrived on scene first to find the Woodworth house to be fully involved.
The Woodworth Dairy Farm was the primary milk producer for the Hurricane area from 1929 until after World War II. In 1971, it became a beef cattle farm.
The old farm house was a Sears, Roebuck and Company house — it was purchased from Sears, brought to Hurricane by rail and put together at this site sometime around 1915-1920. The house had been empty for nearly 20 years.
Clarence Woodworth, who grew up on the farm, arrived on scene minutes after Mayor Edwards did and watched the house burn to the ground.
Firefighters from Hurricane, Culloden and Teays Valley responded to this call.
On March 22, 2013, the Woodworth farm was the site of a explosion which resulted in the destruction of the largest barn. No one knew what caused the explosion, but the resulting fire left the barn a ruin.
Another part of a Hurricane landmark has been reduced to ashes.