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Contents of shop destroyed in Ross Road fire

Abbotsford Fire Rescue responded to a workshop fire on a farm at 5192 Ross Road at approximately 6:15 Saturday evening.

The fire was reported by the owner who heard what she originally believed to be fire crackers being lit off. When the noises continued to get louder she went to investigate where the sounds were coming from and discovered that her machine shop was on fire.

Upon arrival fire crews observed a large brick structure with heavy amounts of smoke and flame coming through the remains of the already collapsed roof. The brick structure was connected to a wood frame outbuilding that was also becoming involved in fire.

Approximately 27 firefighters and 10 apparatus from 6 fire halls responded to the fire. There have been no injuries reported. An early assessment of the estimated damage is approximately $100,000.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.

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