The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) was kept busy Tuesday afternoon battling a brush fire in Southwood. 

Fire crews responded to Marlene Street Park, near Beliveau Road and Marlene Street, just before 5 p.m. yesterday.

When they arrived, they found a large wildland fire, around 6,000 square metres in size, near the banks of the Seine River. 

Crews used specialized equipment to stop the fire from spreading and declared it under control quickly.

No injuries were reported. 

While the cause of this fire is unknown at this time, it is believed to be from human activity.

The WFPS reminds Winnipeggers to exercise extreme caution when doing any burning outdoors. 

As the ground dries out, WFPS reminds residents to exercise extreme caution when doing any sort of burning. When wind speeds exceed 25 kilometres per hour, all open-air fires, including those in approved fire pits, are prohibited. Even if a resident has obtained a burning permit, fires are not permitted under these conditions.

Residents are also reminded to never dispose of cigarette butts in any vegetation or from vehicle windows.