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Friday, July 6, 2018

Fire Bans In Effect In Grey-Bruce

Grey Bruce | by Kevin Bernard  

Recent dry weather prompts several municipalities in Grey Bruce to ban open air burns

Several area municipalities are posting bans on open fires because of the hot and dry weather over the last few weeks.

Northern Bruce Peninsula declared a total fire ban for the area including the Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marie Park as the risk of wildfire is extreme.
All open fires are banned including camp fires.  Propane or gas camp stoves and lanterns are permitted but officials urge caution.

The City of Owen Sound's Fire and Emergency Services Department has issued a citywide open-air burn ban.
This burn ban includes, but is not limited to; fires for cooking, recreational purposes or special purpose/ceremonial fires.
A burn ban has also been issued by the Intertownship Fire Department for their service area and will remain in place until conditions become safe enough to lift the ban.

The Meaford and District Fire Department has issued a ban on open air fires.
There is an exception for recreational campfires at campsites and trailer parks until further notice.

An Open Air Burning ban has been issued for the Township of Chatsworth.
The Open Air Burning Ban does not include supervised camp fires contained in a pit or tire rim, or other device which is designated to burn fire wood for cooking and warmth and does not exceed 1m (39 inches) in diameter.

The Township of Georgian Bluffs has declared an open air fire ban due to dry weather conditions.
The ban applies to all burns including backyard residential campfires. Campfires in camp grounds and trailer parks are still permitted, but must be kept small and contained.

The Chief Fire Official for Brockton has also issued a ban on open air fires.
The only exception are small, contained and supervised recreational fires used for warmth or cooking between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
This ban applies to all agricultural burns and is in place until further notice.

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