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      South Carolina Maritime Museum saved from Front Street fire

      Firefighters made every effort Wednesday morning to save the South Carolina Maritime Museum building after a fire ripped through eight buildings on Front Street on the historic Georgetown waterfront.

      Georgetown Mayor Jack Scoville says the museum had some smoke damage on the second floor but the museum's sprinkler system worked to protect most of its structure and contents.

      "A lot of the firefighters did a phenomenal job trying to take out some of the artifacts and I think we've housed those at the river room so they did a really good job. It was something they didn't have to do in the line of duty to remove as many of the artifacts as they could," Scoville said.

      Click here to read more about the Front Street fire, including video.