Black smoke was shooting into the air Monday afternoon as a fire burned at a business on King Street at Sutherland.
Emergency crews were on scene at Orloff Metals Ltd.
District fire chief Barry Carpenter said the building was evacuated as a precaution.
Officials believe a junk pile ignited as an operator was moving it, however, the cause is still under investigation.
“He was moving the pile around with a grapple hoe and it may have self-ignited through a spark,” Carpenter said.
Policed arrived on scene first and alerted fire crews. Three pumper trucks and an aerial truck attended.
There were no injuries.
PHOTO GALLERY: view images taken at the scene of the fire