A Nanaimo pub that was featured in the 2013 Superman movie Man of Steel has been destroyed by fire Monday night.
The fire at the Cassidy Inn Pub, located on Trans-Canada Highway north of Nanaimo Airport, started after 11 p.m.
Fire crews arrived to find heavy smoke in the area. Flames soon engulfed the whole building and firefighters had to keep their distance due to the intensity of the fire.
The building collapsed after an hour and a half of being involved.
Gary O’Brian with Nanaimo RCMP told Global News they are working to determine the cause of fire and whether it is suspicious.
O’Brian says the pub had been home to squatters for years ever since it shut down and had fallen into a state of disrepair.
The building was also known to have electrical problems.
More to come.