The historic View Point Inn, location of the famous Twilight prom scene, caught fire on Sunday July 10th.
CORBETT, Ore. – The historic View Point Inn in the Columbia River Gorge caught fire on Sunday, sending a plume of smoke into the sky and burning much of the building’s top floor.
The inn’s owners said two people walking around the back of the inn first spotted the flames and ran inside to alert employees.
The two people were fans of the Twilight movie. Part of the popular movie was filmed at the inn and movie fans often stop by to visit, the owners said.
It’s not clear how the fire started or the extent of the damage. A large column of smoke could be seen coming from the building.
Staff members tried to put the fire out with a garden hose, but were not successful.
Deputies said several guests were in the building at the time. A wedding was also scheduled for the afternoon and the guests who had arrived were sent home. A nearby facility offered the host the wedding instead.
The View Point Inn is located near Vista House in the Columbia River Gorge.
Very sad. Our hearts go out to the owners of View Point Inn. Luckily no one was hurt.
[Source: KATU. Thanks Kelly.]