FIRE BAN IN EFFECT IN HURON COUNTYThe lack of rain and the hot and dry conditions have prompted fire chiefs in Huron County to declared an open-air fire ban.
The ban applies to agricultural burns, brush pile burn, recreational fires, burn barrels, outdoor fireplaces or any other open-air fire, even to those properties have a permit.
The only exception is cooking fires within approved campgrounds between the hours of noon and midnight.
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Fines will be issued to anyone who violates the ban.
Fire departments are urging anyone that sees a fire in the open to report it immediately.
Tips to prevent grass and brush fires include: being careful with cigarettes and ensuring they are properly extinguished, take care when refueling equipment, keep barbecues and propane takes at least three metres from buildings.
Also keep wood piles a safe distance away from homes, prune trees to create a vertical separation, and clear out and dry or dead grass, leaves, tree limbs, and debris from your property.
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