Photos: ‘Haunted’ Myrtles Plantation fire scare

Jules Haigler was just finishing dinner with friends at The Carriage House Restaurant across a small courtyard from the main house at The Myrtles Plantation Wednesday evening when a guest ran in screaming that the house was on fire.

Haigler, house docent at The Myrtles Plantation, ran outside and saw smoke coming from the roof of the building. It wasn’t from the main plantation house, but instead from the building just feet away used as the gift shop, laundry facilities, plantation offices and guest breakfast spot.

As someone called the fire department, The Myrtles Plantation staff made sure all of the guests were safely out of the main building.

It was about 8 p.m. and for the next two hours, little could be done as the staff watched as the oldest building on the property burned.

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