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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Grey Highlands The Latest To Ban Fires

Regional | by Matt Hermiz  

Most municipalities in Grey Bruce have declared fire bans due to dry weather.

Most municipalities now have fire bans in place and one has now been issued for the Municipality of Grey Highlands.

Officials say extremely dry conditions exist within the municipality with
no measurable rain forecasted.

They say they will allow small camp fires contained in a pit or other device designated to burn fire wood for cooking and warmth.

It should not be bigger than 61 cm (24 inches) in diameter.

They note there must also be a reasonable way to extinguish the fire nearby at all times.

Fire permits for open air burning and burn barrels are suspended.

Officials note anyone who fails to follow these requirements for small camp
fires or found to be in violation of this burn ban could be fined.

If in doubt, you can contact your local fire department for information.

Meanwhile, the Town of South Bruce Peninsula has imposed a total fire ban, including recreational and cooking fires, while Georgian Bluffs has expanded its ban to include all burns as well.

Saugeen Shores, Kincardine, Arran-Elderslie and West Grey have limited fire bans -- restricting agricultural and brush pile burns.

Owen Sound, Northern Bruce Peninsula, Huron-Kinloss, Meaford, Hanover, Chatsworth and Brockton -- all remain under open air burn bans.

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