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Investigators: Fire At Historic Inn Started By Guest

Posted November 17, 2004 4:27 a.m. EST

— Investigators think a fire at a Mebane Inn was set by a guest who was trying to commit suicide.

The flames destroyed a wing of the historic Inn at Bighman School Monday night.

Inspectors found a propane gas line to a fireplace disconnected in the second-floor room where the inn's lone guest was staying.

The man was taken to UNC Hospitals with minor injuries. There is no word on whether he will face charges.