St. Clair Historical Museum Fire
St. Clair and surrounding district firefighters work on trying to bring the St. Clair Historical Museum fire under control late Sunday night. In all, 60 to 70 firefighters battled the blaze which destroyed the building at 280 Hibbard St. and the majority of its contents.
The Morning After
The charred shell of the St. Clair Historical Museum sits along Hibbard Street in this view from South Main Street near Lewis Cafe in the early Monday morning hours after it burned on Sunday night.
Because it was deemed a safety hazard, an excavator tears down what was left of the St. Clair Historical Museum on Monday afternoon less than one day after the structure was destroyed in a fire.
Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 6:00 am
Like the South proclaimed after the Civil War, St. Clair Historical Museum President Carol Radford said, “We will rise again!”
Radford made her statement about 12 hours after a two-alarm fire swept through the museum, 280 Hibbard St., and destroyed the building and the majority of its contents Sunday night. Firefighters first were called to the scene at about 9 p.m. and found heavy smoke and fire pouring out of the building.
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 6:00 am.