About 19 firefighters from four stations were on scene in the Victoria Street and Natchez Road area of Kitchener.
The call came in around 7:04 p.m. on Thursday as fire ripped through a large steel-clad storage barn.
Officials say the building has been boarded up for some time, and crews had to force open the doors to battle the blaze. However, they didn't enter the building due to structural concerns as the roof was expected to collapse.
They add it's too early to speculate on what caused the fire.
There are no reported injuries and damage is pegged at around $200,000. The property owner is being contacted as the building won’t be able to be saved.
Lanes on Victoria Street were blocked approaching Natchez. Crews were on scene for four hours.
UPDATE: Platoon Chief tells me 19 firefighters from three stations are on scene as fire ripped through a fairly large storage shed around 7:04 p.m. Crews will be on scene for hours, shed won’t be able to be saved but no damage estimate right now. Property owner being contacted. https://t.co/WuguSJm49j— Erin Anderson (@erinbailey_a) November 29, 2019
Smoke continues to pour into the air, fire crews forced open the doors to the massive storage shed as it has been boarded up for some time. Platoon Chief says they won’t enter the building due to safety concerns, “we’re expecting the roof will collapse.” @570NEWS pic.twitter.com/lTFScYrkBD— Erin Anderson (@erinbailey_a) November 29, 2019