CJOB News Team reporting
The dangers of grass and brush fires are not to be underestimated.
A 78-year old man lost his life yesterday while trying to conduct a controlled burn south of Portage la Prairie, near Southport.
When firefighters got to the scene a building was also on fire, and there was no sign of the man. It appears he got trapped inside. It also looks like he was trying to bring the fire under control with a tractor.
The Sunnyside and Elm Creek colonies helped firefighters bring the fire under control.