Fire crews were unable to save an abandoned house on Saturday.

Grunthal, Steinbach and New Bothwell responded to the blaze south of Sarto around 5pm. Grunthal Fire Chief Paul Wiebe says they tried to stop the damage, but the house was destroyed. Crews were on scene for about 5 hours. Friesen says the house was being used for storage and was insured. There is no indication as to what caused the fire.