The North Oyster, Cedar, and Ladysmith Fire Departments are assisting Cranberry Fire Department with a fire at the Cassidy Inn Hotel at 2954 Canyon Road, north of Nanaimo Airport.
The building is believed to be abandoned but there have been reports of squatters living there in the past.
As yet, there are no reports of any injuries.
The Regional District of Nanaimo board had ordered the building be demolished on June 8th but suspended the order at a reconsideration hearing requested by the building’s owner.
The board had deemed the building a hazard and ordered outstanding problems be fixed in 30 days including better securing the site.
The Cassidy Inn Hotel featured in the 2013 movie Man of Steel.
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