A fire burned about 3 acres of land near Cashton on County Highway F between Lamplight Road and Meadow Road Thursday afternoon.

Sparta Rural Fire Department Chief Mike Arnold said the fire went up a hillside and spread. There was no significant damage to the land and the chief expects everything to regenerate.

The fire call came in at about 2 p.m. The fire was contained and out shortly before 4.

The fire was caused by an individual who was burning paper in a screen barrel, according to Chief Arnold. There are burning restrictions in place in that area, but no citations will be given out at this time.