Natural Bridge artist Mark Cline, whose roadside attractions are currently were recently the main attraction at the Taubman Museum of Art, [UPDATE: The Mark Cline exhibition at the Taubman ended April 1.] lost one of his signature creations, Professor Cline’s Haunted Monster Museum, to fire last night. This is the second time a fire has destroyed one of Cline’s places. His Enchanted Castle studio in Natural Bridge burned to the ground on April 9, 2001.
I hope Mark and his family are okay. — MikeA
A haunted house museum in Natural Bridge caught fire Monday evening.
Crews were called to Professor Cline’s Haunted Monster Museum on the Natural Bridge attraction grounds about 5:45p.m., said Robert Foresman, Rockbridge County director of public safety.
The fire started inside the museum and spread to 5 acres surrounding it, he said. Several crews stayed on the scene into the night to get the fire under control, Foresman said. No one was injured, he said.
Mark Cline, an artist from the region, owns the museum in Natural Bridge.
No other details were available Monday night.