Fire destroys historic hotel in Shelby County

Massive fire at Old Shelby Hotel

SHELBY, Ala. (WBRC) - A piece of Alabama history has been destroyed by flames. The old Shelby Hotel caught fire around 10:00 p.m. Sunday.

The fire happened in the 9000 block of County Road 42.

The hotel was the first in the state to have running water and electricity.

No word what caused the fire.

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