Fire Restriction UPDATED – April 6, 2020 The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has implemented a Restricted Fire Zone (RFZ) across the entire legislated fire region of Ontario due to impacts related to the COVID-19 outbreak. See this link for more information, Director AFFES Memo – Restricted Fire Zone Declaration due to COVID-19 Original Message – March 24, 2020 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. 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 visit the Fire Department page of huronshores.ca or see the FAQ sheet here.