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Fire destroys historic hotel on Mosquito Beach on James Island

Published: Apr. 15, 2022 at 4:05 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 15, 2022 at 11:30 PM EDT
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JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - A fire has destroyed a piece of history on Mosquito Beach in the Sol Legare community of James Island.

The fire happened at the Pine Tree Hotel which served African Americans during segregation. The hotel was going to be restored thanks to a grant from the National Park Service.

James Island firefighters are on scene to make sure the fire doesn’t spread.

Authorities aren’t sure how the fire started yet. No injuries were reported.

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