On January 8, 1943, a fire in the Pursglove No. 15 coal mine on Scott's Run, Monongalia County, killed 13. Six months earlier, an explosion at the No. 2 mine, pictured above, killed twenty miners.
"Casualties on the Homefront: Scotts Run Mining Disasters During World War II"
Progress Report of the Mine Fire, Pursglove No. 15 Mine, January 8, 1943
On This Day in West Virginia History: January