Huron Shores Fire Chief Jim Kent has imposed a Fire Ban for The Municipality of Huron Shores, effective 12:00 Noon on Friday, July 3, 2020. Note that fireworks are NOT permitted when under a Fire Ban. The Fire Ban does permits small, contained fires for cooking and/or warmth. “Campfires”, are defined 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).
The current conditions are 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. Should the Fire Dept. be required to respond to a fire caused from a campfire, charges could be imposed. 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.
In order to limit traffic into the Municipal Office, we encourage individuals to not obtain a permit while the ban is in effect. Please call the municipal office to leave your information and we will contact you when the ban is lifted.
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.