MNRF Fire Restriction Terminated BUT Huron Shores Fire Ban Remains In EffectHuron 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.