Hotel Astor Destroyed in Fire

JUNE 27, 2005 --  An early morning fire has destroyed an historic hotel in Carolina Beach.

A fire broke out at the Hotel Astor around 4:40am Monday.  Fire crews from around the area responded. The fire was so intense the roof and the porch of the hotel collapsed.

The crews are still on the scene and tell News Six they hope to have the fire put out by noon.

Investigators believe the fire was set intentionally.  One man has already been questioned.