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Fire district asks Pokemon Go players to stop blocking fire trucks

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Clark Co. fire officials are posting signs for Pokemon Go players to park around their station to prevent them from blocking emergency vehicles. (KPTV) Clark Co. fire officials are posting signs for Pokemon Go players to park around their station to prevent them from blocking emergency vehicles. (KPTV)
VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) -

Clark County Fire District 6 has a request for Pokemon Go players: “Stop blocking our fire rigs.”

Public Education Coordinator David Schmitke said like many stations around the country, Station 61 in Vancouver has seen a Pokemon character appear on the property.

While the district officials think the Pokemon craze is fun, even appreciating that the Pokemon at the station features a flame coming out of its tail, the problem arises when players park at the station to “catch” the creature.

Schmitke said people are parking in front of the engine bays, blocking the fire trucks.

In order to alleviate the problem, the district is posting signs for “Pokemon Parking” around the station at 8800 NE Hazel Dell Avenue.

Tuesday the Washington State Department of Transportation office in Vancouver posted a tweet also asking Pokemon Go players to be careful visiting the "Pokestop" at their location at 11018 Northeast 51st Circle in Vancouver.

The DOT shares the office space with the Washinton State Patrol and noted that "troopers may have questions" with players trying to find Pokemon at "odd hours."

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