Edmonton

Vacant commercial building on Fort Road destroyed in morning fire

A vacant commercial building on Fort Road near 128th Avenue was gutted by a fire early Tuesday morning, a fire spokesperson said.

Cause of fire unknown

A vacant commercial building on Fort Road near 128th Avenue was destroyed by a fire that started early Tuesday morning. (John Shypitka/CBC)

Fire officials are investigating after a vacant commercial building in north Edmonton was gutted by a fire early Tuesday morning. 

Edmonton firefighters were called to the scene on Fort Road near 128th Avenue at around 4:30 a.m., said Brittany Lewchuk a spokesperson for Edmonton Fire Rescue Services. 

The building's roof collapsed as a result of the fire, Lewchuk said on Tuesday.

"The building was vacant and seems to have been vacant for a few years," she said. 

No injuries were reported, Lewchuk said. 

More than 40 firefighters worked on the fire until it was brought under control at around 7:05 a.m.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The damages have yet to be determined.