A massive grain elevator fire Tuesday morning near Prelate, Sask. resulted in the entire village being evacuated.
Volunteer firefighter Jason Gizen posted images on social media showing the entire grain elevator engulfed in flames.
“I looked out the window and saw it was totally in flames,” Gizen said in a twitter post.
The fire was close to parked tanker railcars forcing authorities to go door-to-door in the town of more than 100 people telling residents to leave until the railcars were removed a few hours later.
The cause of the fire, which was still burning Tuesday afternoon, is still under investigation.
The grain elevator contained product, apparently for organic grain.