This afternoon around 3:15 p.m. Dauphin Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire north of Dauphin.

Upon arrival, fire fighters were met by property owners who were working to contain the spread of the fire. The structure was an old shed that posed no risk to other buildings.

The fire started from a burning barrel that had been used earlier in the day, the winds had picked up blowing some embers into the surrounding area.

The fire was contained quickly.

The Dauphin Fire Department says burning barrels in the Rural Municipality don't require burning permits, but due to the extremely dry temperatures lately, it is strongly urged that owners ensure fires are extinguished and the area is monitored after use.