Kentville firefighters were called to Belcher Street around 10 a.m. Sunday to extinguish a fire in an old barn.
Deputy Chief Ryan MacEachern said the barn had been knocked over by the owner with a tractor. The owner had set the fire to get rid of the debris.
However, all fires at this time of year require a permit, which typically does not allow for any fire before 5 p.m.
With temperatures reaching 20 C by 10 a.m. Sunday, firefighters were quick to extinguish the blaze.
"We don't want it to get into the woods, especially today," MacEachern said.
The fire was close to a wooded area. Because it was set far back from the road, making it difficult for fire trucks to reach, firefighters used an all-terrain vehicle they call the "Gator" to ferry water to the blaze. The Gator comes equipped with a small pumper.
Approximately 15 firefighters responded to the call Sunday.