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Fire damages historical South Carolina town

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More than a half-dozen historic buildings were damaged or destroyed by fire on Sept. 25 in the small waterfront town of Georgetown, S.C., on the Sampit River, a popular stop for smaller yachts along the Intracoastal Waterway.


The early-morning fire on Front Street also damaged the finger piers connecting the stores to Harborwalk, though the pedestrian area was not damaged, according to stories in the Georgetown Times.


The fire was mostly contained by the time it reached the Georgetown Maritime Museum, according to a story by Soundings Trade Only.


No one was injured, although about 10 people who lived in apartments above the buildings lost their homes. No marinas were affected by the fire. The city’s annual Wooden Boat Show along Front Street will go on as scheduled on Oct. 19-20.


To read the full story in the Georgetown Times, click here.

 

To read the full Soundings Trade Only story, click here.

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