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Two fires damaged historic jail; it was rebuilt each time

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By Jenny Hartley

Lindsay Pettus remembers driving to the city of Lancaster in 1979 from his Indian Land home when the city's jail caught fire.

The Lancaster County history buff drove to Lancaster from his home in Sun City Carolina Lakes with the same sick feeling Monday morning.

"I remember both trips down here with a heavy heart," Pettus said, watching as firefighters on a ladder truck poured water onto the roof.

"I was shocked when I saw the roof was gone," Pettus said. "I was expecting it to be bad, but it was worse."


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