A fire destroyed a barn used to raise llamas Monday night.

Most of the llamas were outside the barn when it went up in flames about 7:15 p.m., Bluffdale Fire Chief Don Rosenkratz said. None of the animals was injured.Investigators aren't sure what started the blaze, which caused $50,000 in damage, he said.

"It was a nice two-story barn," he said. "Some of the barns are just as nice as the houses in Bluffdale."

The owner, Charles Johnson, tried to put the fire out with water from a hose before firefighters arrived. But the flames had already consumed most of the barn, 2933 W. 14865 South.

"The owners went in about 45 minutes before the fire and smelled smoke," Rosenkratz said. "They looked around, didn't find anything and decided the fire was a grass fire somewhere else. When they came back out, it was fully involved."