Kiawah River Course Clubhouse burning to the ground (update: building destroyed)

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Update March 18: On Wednesday afternoon, a devastating fire ripped through the 36,000-square-foot Kiwah River Course Clubhouse, and despite their best efforts, firefighters could not save the multi-million dollar structure.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The Post and Courier has an updated report on yesterday's tragedy and has some details on the apparent start and spread of the fire that at one point was thought to be out.

The paper has some photos on the story and NBC News has shared some rather dramatic shots.

First reporting: The renowned-resort at Kiawah is losing its club house in an under-control but still-burning fire. The Post and Courier has a nice story, locator map, and photo gallery.

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