A Wednesday evening fire in a rural area north of Cochrane destroyed a building and its contents and sent a plume of dark smoke into the sky.

Members of the Rocky View County Fire Department responded to a property near the intersection of Highway 22 and Highway 567 at approximately 8:00 p.m. after the owner called 911.

The fire was extinguished but a Quonset, and the fire equipment and a vehicle inside, sustained extensive damage.

No injuries have been reported.

The cause of the fire has not been confirmed. Fire crews remained on the scene into the early morning to ensure hotspots did not reignite.