British Columbia

Man of Steel movie location Cassidy Inn Pub in B.C. destroyed by fire

Fire destroyed the century old building near the Nanaimo airport overnight.

Nanaimo, B.C. building well known to locals and was featured in Hollywood Superman movie

Fire engulfs the vacant Cassidy Inn. (North Oyster Volunteer Fire Department/Facebook)

Fire has destroyed a century old pub near the Nanaimo airport.

Crews were called to the Cassidy Inn Pub last night, after reports of smoke coming from the rear of the building.

The inn has been vacant for several years and officials have raised safety concerns about it in the past.

Earlier this year, the regional district issued a demolition order, but that order was suspended last month after a request by the building's owner.

Firefighters fight a fire at the Cassidy Inn near Nanaimo, BC. The building was destroyed. (North Oyster Volunteer Fire Department/Facebook)

A 30 day order was then issued for remediation work.

Several years ago, the Cassidy Inn was used in the Superman movie production, Man of Steel.

Fire crews were called to assist last night from neighbouring fire departments.

There's no word yet on what caused the fire.