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FIRE BAN

Posted on Wednesday July 08, 2020

OPEN AIR FIRE BAN IN HURON COUNTY
Huron County (July 7, 2020) - Effective immediately, the Huron County Fire Chiefs have declared an open air fire ban in Huron County. There will be no open air burning permitted in Huron County until further notice.
Open air fires are defined as any fire outside of a building. This include bonfires, campfires, burn barrels, fireworks or any other fires set in open air.
Campfires for the purpose of cooking are permitted from noon (12:00pm) to midnight (12:00am) only. After midnight, all fires must be completely extinguished.
This fire ban is being imposed due to the extreme dryness of all vegetation in the area and shall remain in effect until further notice.
With seasonal crops being harvested, farmers are encouraged to use extreme caution when operating equipment as field fires can quickly overtake equipment or neighbouring crops. These fires can also spread quickly into adjacent woodlands.
If you discover an open air fire, it is very important that you report it immediately by calling 9-1-1. Do not delay reporting while attempting to control or extinguish.
No burn permits will be issued until the ban is lifted.
If you have any questions regarding this order, please contact your local Fire Department.
Howick Township – 519-335-3202 North Huron – 226-523-9500
Morris Turnberry – 519-527-0160x28 Central Huron - 519-482-3997
Bluewater – 519-236-4351 Huron East – 519-527-0160x28
South Huron – 519-235-1981 Goderich – 519-525-7229 or 519-524-8344


For more information: Shawn Edwards, Huron County Fire Coordinator 

howickfire@howick.ca

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