The Huron Shores Fire Department advises that the Fire Ban, originally imposed May 16th, has been lifted, effective Noon today. 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 those who need to purchase a fire permit, while the office is still closed to the public, we ask that you call to complete the form and follow instructions from staff for payment and pickup.
For more information on obtaining a permit contact the Municipal Office (705-843-2033) or for information on Open Air Burning, Fire Bans, and penalties for infraction of the By-law, please visit the Fire Department page of huronshores.ca.
Original Post: May 16, 2020
MNRF Fire Restriction Terminated BUT Huron Shores Fire Ban Remains In Effect
Huron Shores Fire Chief Jim Kent has been informed that the Ministry’s Restriction has been terminated for our area effective at 12:01 a.m., May 16th. However, the Municipality’s Fire Ban remains in effect.
The Municipality of Huron Shores’ Fire Ban permits small, contained fires for cooking and/or warmth but, under Section 1.3 of the Open Air Burning By-law (By-law #14-08), fireworks are NOT permitted. The current conditions are still very dry and the Fire Department urges everyone to use extreme caution should you decide to have a campfire. When burning, always ensure that you have ready access to an adequate water supply, tools, etc. to control and thoroughly extinguish the fire. Never leave a campfire unattended. See General Conditions for Compliance for Cooking or Warmth for more information.
Open Air Burning Permits are not required for “campfires”, also defined under By-law #14-08, as being a small, contained fire, no greater than 1 metre in diameter with 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.