Pre-arrival video from 3-alarm fire in historic Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Historic Harpers Ferry, West Virginia was the scene of a three-alarm fire early today (Thursday). The town bordering Maryland and Virginia was battled by firefighters from at least five counties in the three states.

Below is pre-arrival video from resident Ron Clark along with some later video he shot and posted on Facebook. At the bottom of the page, after the WJLA-TV/ABC 7 news coverage, is drone video of Harpers Ferry shot yesterday by Fly Guys Aerial Media, just hours before the fire occurred. In the video you will see a few shots of the area that burned. It is directly across from the train station.

John Gonzalez, WJLA-TV/ABC 7:

Jefferson County West Virginia Fire and Rescue officials say the initial fire was reported at 3:15 a.m. near the intersection of High St and Shenandoah St.

At least four buildings have been deemed a total loss, including popular restaurant Private Quinn’s Pub. Fire officials say the fire started at the top of one building and worked its way down, setting adjacent buildings ablaze.

Before the fire dept showed up 3:20

Posted by Ron Clark on Thursday, July 23, 2015

By 4:am we had 5 trucks the fire moved from The Sandwich Deli to LeNiche Boutique to Sofie & Bailey Dog Shop to Village Shops Vintage Lady & down the steps to Fair Trade it looks like all 6 are gone.

Posted by Ron Clark on Thursday, July 23, 2015