The lodge was located in a former Catholic church built in the 19th century .
Firefighters were battling a rekindled hot spot at a Masonic lodge late this morning after the building caught fire Monday night.
The fire started about 9 p.m. Monday at the Southern Cross Masonic Lodge #112 on 8th Street between St. Louis Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, according to East St. Louis Fire Chief Jason Blackmon.
Part of the building was burning Tuesday morning, Blackmon said, and firefighters were back to put the fire out. Firefighters had not determined a cause, he said. No one was inside and no one was injured.
Southern Cross Lodge No. 112 was chartered in 1924 by the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free And Accepted Mason State Of Illinois and its jurisdiction.