Neighbors: Scorched warehouse Pokemon Go gym

Building had machine shop, antique farm equipment inside

The fire destroyed a building near Amity, July 13 2016. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A fire destroyed a building near Amity on Wednesday morning.

John Stock with Amity Fire told KOIN 6 News the building in Perrydale, which was over 80 years old, housed a machine shop and had antique farm equipment such as tractors and cars inside.

The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental, but neighbors told KOIN 6 News the building was recently the site of a Pokemon Go gym with people flocking to the area to play the game.

Fire officials say they are aware and investigating if there is any connection to the fire.

50 firefighters were battling the blaze at one point. The building and its contents were completely destroyed. Officials estimated the damage at $25,000.

No one was injured in the fire.

 

 

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