On February 14, 1985 at 6:00 a.m. firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire at the Portside Pub, 300 Commerce Street Chambersburg. A fire of undetermined origin destroyed the 140 by 40 foot building. Firefighters encountered heavy fire in the basement upon arrival. The fire was almost contained when the HVAC system kicked on spreading fire through out the building. Damages were estimated at $500,000. The Chambersburg, Franklin's, New Franklin, Fayetteville, West End Fire and Rescue and Cumberland Valley Hose companies with approximately 50 men operated at the scene.