Historic Pavilion Destroyed by Fire in Presque Isle County

A weekend fire destroyed a historic pavilion at Onaway State Park, but it did not destroy years of memories made in the building.

Flames started sometime before 12:30 a.m., Sunday, and by the time fire fighters got there, it was already burned to the ground.

There was an event held at the pavilion Saturday, but because of the amount of damage from the fire, the fire chief says they may not be able to determine the cause.

The DNR says the 95-year-old pavilion was located within an established historic district that runs through the park.

Many people rented the building for different parties and reunions.

Though the park manager says it's soon to tell what exactly will happen, he says whatever it is, the community will have input.

9&10's Christina Vecchioni and photojournalist Eric Davis have more on the significance of the loss.