Officials responded to a possible structure fire off County Road 800 North and CR 150 W.
Upon arrival, officials discovered the family of Jimmy and Laurie Pleake were burning certain structures on the property.
Rebecca Adamson told officials she and her husband were burning the structures in order for the Pleakes -- who are on vacation -- to place a new home on the property.
She added the duo planned to bush hog the area and everything had to be completed by July 5.
After officials explained to the family the black smoke is what alerted them, they elected to observe the structure fire as a controlled burn.
Agencies responding included the Brazil City Fire Department, Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department and Clay County Sheriff's Department.