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St. Clair Museum Fire a Historic Loss

Building Razed, a Few Items Salvaged, but ‘Devastation Was Unbelievable’

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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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