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RCMP investigate suspicious fire at Freemason Lodge in Mill Bay

Mill Bay lodge fire spread from first floor into attic
Mill Bay Fire Department Chief Ron Beck, Jacob Baggott, Nolan Baker, Tina Barlow, Paul Brandson, Brian Caseley, Cathy Caseley, Kevin Crossman, Jeremy Elliott, Josh Grandage, Camrin Hillis, Dean Kwasny, Eugene Labbe, Tyler LeBlanc, Kaelin Leddy, Andrew Limb, Joe Manifold, Chris Mclnerney, Steve Melanson, Denise Nelson, Jordan Pendlebury, Alex Power, Trevor Reid, Thomas Roden, Tom Salmon, Bill Sanderson, Arnie Sanford Darien Slater, Neil St. Hilaire, Sarah Strachen, Laura Uhler, David Vandermrule, Dustin White.

A suspicious fire at the Freemason Lodge No. 107 in Mill Bay has prompted an RCMP investigation.

RCMP report no injuries but they, along with fire investigators, have discovered evidence that raised suspicions as to the nature of the fire.

Mill Bay Fire Rescue responded to the lodge on Lashburn Road at 1:50 a.m. on Nov. 12.

“First trucks arrived on scene within nine minutes of the page and initiated fire knock down of an interior fire located in the alpha/delta corner first floor,” said the fire department via social media. “Quickly after the initial fire was knocked down it was discovered that due to the type of building construction, the fire had extended from the first floor through the wall stud space and up into the attic.”

Shawnigan Lake Fire Department was called out for mutual aid. Crews had cleaned up and were back in service by 7 a.m.

Sarah Simpson

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