Issued Monday May 13, 2013 – The Fire rating is now set at MODERATE.
Muskoka Lakes Township News
Burning By-law HERE
Small fires are permitted in most rural areas of Muskoka keeping in mind that no daytime burning is allowed. You must have adequate tools and water to extinguish the fire if the need arises and you must be with your fire at all times. Consult with your local Fire Department for outdoor burning regulations in your municipality.
For complete information on burning in your municipality please check with your local municipal office:
The Muskoka Fire Danger Rating is determined using the Fire Weather Index (FWI), an internationally used method for determining the risk of fires in open air. It uses factors such as the relative humidity, temperature, previous 24-hour rain amount, wind directions and wind speed in combination with the forest fuel type and loads to determine the risk of the forest to certain fire types. From this calculation the Forest Fire Danger
Rating is made in consultation with the Fire Chiefs of the six area municipalities and the Ministry of Natural Resources. Fire Danger Rating Signs are posted through out the Township of Muskoka Lakes For the up to date Fire Rating please call: 1-877-847-1577 For an explanation of the Fire Rating terms click here. For complete information on burning in The Township of Muskoka Lakes please check with your local municipal office or call the phone number listed below. Township of Muskoka Lakes (705)765-3156 This is the Forest Fire Danger Rating for Restricted Fire Zone RFZ 27 (District of Muskoka). The Muskoka Fire Season runs April 1st to October 31st each year. The Forest Fire Danger Rating is verified daily and is updated whenever the rating changes. Please call the Toll Free number 1-877-847-1577 from any telephone in Ontario for a verbal version of this rating.
|BURNING There is no daytime burning allowed within the Township of Muskoka Lakes from April 1 to October 31|