Fire ravages building

The former Oddfellows Hall on May Street was extensively damaged in a fire on March 1. The third floor collapsed and there is no longer a roof on the building, according to fire officials.

What remains of the former Oddfellows Hall on May Street is likely to be torn down later this year.

The building had been vacant since November of last year after the Thunder Bay District Health Unit ordered the building closed and evacuated. The fire started on the evening of March 1 and continued to burn well into the following day and caused the evacuation of neighbouring Shelter House.

The city had issued an order to the building’s owner, a company based on the Greater Toronto Area, to either repair the structure or tear it down.

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