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Friday, July 6, 2012

Fire Bans, Water Restrictions

Regional | by Bayshore News Staff  

More fire bans in Grey, Bruce, Perth, Simcoe but reporting error for Wasaga Beach.


You can go ahead and have that backyard bonfire this weekend after all in Wasaga Beach.

The Fire Chief says they have not put a ban in place on fires this weekend -- in spite of word yesterday that such a ban had been put in place.

Collingwood and Clearview Township do have fire bans in place.

In Springwater Township, the fire chief says a ban could come next week if there's no rain.

Meaford, Kincardine and Hanover are the latest communities to announce a fire ban due to the hot and dry conditions.

Georgian Bluffs also has a fire ban, but campground are not included.

There is also a total fire ban in West Grey, Brockton, Chatsworth, South Bruce Peninsula, Howick Township, all of Perth County and most of Simcoe County.

Burning permits will not be issued for as long as the ban remains in effect.

Grain farmers are advised to exercise caution while harvesting because field fires can start quickly and easily overtake farm equipment.

Fire officials urge you to call 911 immediately if you see a fire and to not try and extinguish it yourself.

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority is also asking you to cut down on your water use.

The NVCA says because of the low water levels right across the watershed -- you're encouraged to cut down on water use by 10 per cent.


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