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Photos from "Fire in the Forge"

30 December 2012 

Blacksmith picks up pieces after fire

Hagerstown Herald-Mail  9 December 2012

Blacksmith building catches fire

"Shepherdstown Chronicle"  7 December 2012

Blacksmith shop catches fire in Shepherdstown

"The Journal" - Martinsburg, WV   1 December 2010

On the evening of Friday, 30 November 2012 the shops of The Willow Forge were set on fire by persons unknown in what appears to be part of an ongoing series of arson fires in Jefferson County. Dan Tokar, owner and operator, estimates loss at over $10,000. The good news is that the two shop cats, Omar and Winston, were not injured.

This fire has severely disrupted operations at The Willow Forge and Dan Tokar requests that during the recovery process clients, friends, and those wishing to help contact him by email at

Recovery from this disastrous fire will take resources and time . Those wishing to help in any way are welcome to contact Dan.