Fire Ban Still in Effect

fire ban

The open air fire ban remains in effect in Huron shores. Although a previous fire ban was lifted earlier this summer, the current fire ban remain in effect.

It is unlikely the fire ban will be removed until the wildfires currently burning across the province are extinguished or are under control.

Below is the original release from the  Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry.

The Fire Restriction, originally imposed on July 8th, 2018, by the Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry (MNRF) remains in effect.

The Restricted Fire Zone declared in Northeast Region due to the extreme fire hazard, several recent periods of heavy lightning and the large number of wildfires burning, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has implemented a Restricted Fire Zone in some areas of Northeastern Ontario as outlined on the interactive fire map.

During a Restricted Fire Zone, the use of open fires – such as campfires, or burning of brush or debris, is restricted. Failure to comply could result in fines of up to $25,000 and three months in jail, as well as financial responsibility for the costs incurred in fighting a forest fire.

Portable gas or propane stoves are permitted for use for cooking or warmth, though they should be closely monitored. Portable charcoal BBQs and Hibachis are not permitted unless within 100 metres of a dwelling, or within an organized campground.

Commercial campground operators may allow their guests to enjoy campfires during a Restricted Fire Zone period provided they meet certain conditions.

The Restricted Fire Zone is a temporary measure to reduce the number of new human-caused wildfires as the Aviation Forest Fire and Emergency Services branch of the OMNRF expects the elevated forest fire hazard to continue into the foreseeable future.”



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