Masonic Halls in North Vancouver, Vancouver Hit by Separate Fires Early Tuesday

March 30, 2021 Updated: March 30, 2021

VANCOUVER—Fire crews have responded to separate fires at three buildings operated by the Freemason society in Metro Vancouver.

North Vancouver RCMP say in a statement a fire broke out just before 7 a.m. at the Lynn Valley Lodge Masonic hall.

A second fire was reported just minutes later four kilometres to the west at the North Vancouver Masonic Centre.

That blaze has severely damaged the low-rise structure and RCMP say they are trying to determine if the two fires are related or were deliberately set.

A third fire, at a Masonic hall in southeast Vancouver, was reported about 15 minutes after the first blaze and fire officials say it caused little damage.

Const. Tania Visintin of Vancouver police says the fire is being investigated as arson, although no one is in custody.