Statement praises fire fighters, offers refunds to brides-to-be who booked the facility, discusses Inn’s financial state and offers assistance in fire investigation
The fire that destroyed the historic Richmond Hill Inn early Thursday was intentionally set, according to a release from the Asheville Fire Department. There is no suspect at this time.
(UPDATED 2 p.m. with photos) Fire in the early night hours of March 19 burned an extensive portion of Richmond Hill Inn. Here’s the initial report, via citizen reporting on Twitter.