HomeVideo: Drone Captured Civic Stadium Was On Fire

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Brayde Gough, a recent University of Oregon graduate, says he got a call from a friend Monday evening who told him he should probably grab his drone and head to Eugene’s Civic Stadium.

The historic ballpark in South Eugene, once home to the Eugene Emeralds minor league baseball team, was being consumed by flame.

Gough says he ran out of his house and launched the unmanned aerial vehicle near 17th Avenue and Willamette Street. He was able to watch the footage the drone was gathering from a live feed on his phone.

He has since received requests from ABC World News Tonight and NBC News for his video.

Civic Stadium has been sitting empty for years and at the center of debate about what to do with the old wooden grandstands.

Eugene-Springfield Fire Chief Randy Groves told reporters Monday night that the structure appears to be a total loss.