Just before noon on Saturday a member of the Abbotsford police patrol noticed smoke coming from a hopper on Paramount Crescent off of Marshall Road.
Abbotsford Fire and Rescue Service was called to the scene and found a fire and heavy smoke coming from an industrial building.
Assistant fire chief Dave Rivett said smoke was coming from the roof area, and firefighters arrived and got the fire under control.
“The owner was working inside at the time and said there were sparks from a piece of sanding equipment,” said Rivett.
He said an investigator will be brought in to determine whether this was the cause of the fire.