No one was injured on Sunday when a large agricultural shed caught on fire on St. Isidore Road, in Casselman.
Casselman Fire Chief Alain Ménard told The Review when he arrived on the scene at about 10:30 a.m., the fire was fully involved. Thick black smoke could be seen for kilometres in every direction.
The shed, which measured about 100 feet by 40 feet, was filled agricultural equipment including grain tractors loaded with soya beans and dried corn.
It took around 35 firefighters from Casselman and The Nation Municipality about an hour to gain control of the fire, which was completely extinguished by 1 p.m. Ménard said investigators were unable to determine what sparked the blaze, which caused in excess of $200,000 in damages to the building and its contents.
Some nearby residences also suffered minor damages, including melted siding.