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Billowing smoke in Sturgeon County from farm fire

A barn in Sturgeon County was destroyed in a Monday evening fire.

Local RMCP called just after 5 p.m.

A fire destroyed a barn just north of Edmonton on Monday night, RCMP said, with plumes of dark smoke visible from nearby roadways. (Megan Steiner)

A barn in Sturgeon County was destroyed by fire Monday evening.

Morinville RCMP Cpl. Sheldon Robb said police were called shortly after 5 p.m. to a structure fire north of Edmonton near Namao, Alta. No people or animals were injured but the barn itself would be "a total loss," he said.

Robb said the fire was under control as of 9 p.m. 

The cause is unknown but there was no indication of criminal involvement, he said.

Several fire departments responded to the call. Edmonton Fire Rescue spokesperson Matt Pretty said a barn and grain silo were reportedly on fire but Sturgeon County was leading the event. 

Billowing smoke could be seen from nearby roadways on Monday night. (Mohamed Migdady)

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