The City of Lacombe Fire Department and the County of Lacombe Fire Services were called to the scene of a large structure fire in Bentley early in the morning.

The Bentley grain elevator was destroyed by the fire with no additional spread to other buildings. 

The Town of Bentley has confirmed that the cause is unknown at this time. The Town is also asking residents of Bentley to conserve water usage at this time to support containment efforts. 

"The large fire has continued to utilize significant water volumes and we need your support to ensure that the fire department can continue it efforts without interruption. It is anticipated the fire will continue to burn for some time," said the Town in a release. 

The LacombeOnline Newsroom is currently awaiting an update from the Lacombe Fire Department. 

Photos in the gallery are courtesy of Pam Hansen and Michael Louis.