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A barn ablaze in northwest Edmonton prompted motorists to crane their necks while driving by on Mark Messier Trail and response by seven firefighting units Saturday night.

According to officials, the barn was an abandoned building on farm property near 153 Street.

Edmonton Fire Rescue Service was called just before 10 p.m. and 28 firefighters arrived on scene within six minutes.

No one was inside the building, and crews declared the blaze out at 12:48 a.m.

The cause and damage estimate are unknown.