The Steinbach Fire Department was called to a vehicle on fire approximately two and a half miles north of Mitchell just after 11 P.M. Monday.
Steinbach Fire Captain Jordan Loewen says the vehicle was parked behind a chicken barn and appears to be a GMC Sierra.
"It was fully engulfed, apparently a farmer neighbour caught it, must have seen the glow from across the field so by the time we got here it was a total loss. It looks like it is about 25 feet from the building, the wind is going the right way, didn't have an exposure problem, got lucky there."
Loewen says the owner of the pickup truck was not present at the fire. He notes the Steinbach RCMP will investigate the incident.