The Huron Shores Fire Department advises that the Fire Ban, originally imposed May 16th, has been lifted. Open Air Burning (burning of brush, grass, debris) may only be conducted with a valid permit. Burning permits are available at the Municipal Office in Iron Bridge from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; the Fee is $5.00. For more information respecting Open Air Burning, Fire Bans, and penalties for infraction of the By-law, contact the Municipal Office (705-843-2033) or visit the Fire Department page of huronshores.ca.
Original Notice May 16:
Due to the current dry conditions, effective immediately and until further notice, the Huron Shores Fire Department is imposing a Fire Ban. Small contained fires for cooking and/or warmth are allowed, however, under Section 1.3 of the Open Air Burning By-law (By-law #14-08), fireworks are NOT permitted.
Permits are not required for “campfires”, defined under By-law #14-08, as being a small, contained fire, no greater than 1 metre in diameter and the flames to be no higher than 1 metre (this does not include large bonfires or brush fires). Under Huron Shores’ current Open Air Burning By-law, campfires ARE permitted when a Fire Ban is imposed. By-laws governing open air burning vary from municipality to municipality. If you are unsure of the by-law in your community, contact your municipal office prior to burning.
For more information with respect to Fire Bans and infractions of the by-law, please contact the Municipal Office at 705-843-2033, or visit the Fire Department page of huronshores.ca.