Crews were called to a barn fire Thursday afternoon in the area of Townshipline and Bell roads on Matsqui Prairie in Abbotsford. (Kevin MacDonald photo)

VIDEO: Barn fire on Matsqui Prairie

Blaze in structure on Townshipline Road in Abbotsford

Firefighters responded to a large barn fire east of Highway 11 in the area of Townshipline and Bell roads in Abbotsford on Thursday afternoon.

Black smoke and flames were shooting from the structure when crews arrived. The fire was reported around 4 p.m.

The building was destroyed as firefighters sought to limit damage to other nearby structures.