FOREST FIRE DANGER RATING - EXTREME

Posted on Thursday July 05, 2018

The Fire rating is now set at EXTREME. 

There is a TOTAL BAN on all fires until further notice. No fires of any type are permitted. No fires are permitted for cooking or warmth. A fireworks ban also exisits exclusively in Muskoka Lakes.

The Gravenhurst By-law Division will be enforcing the open air burning by-law with a zero tolerance policy until the Burn Ban has been lifted. Staff will be enforcing this proactively and reactively as complaints come in or issues arise.

We would like to caution residents that even with the rain we received yesterday the Burn Ban will remain in effect.

For complete information on burning in your municipality please check with your local municipal office at: Bracebridge 705-8258 Georgian Bay 705-538-2765 Gravenhurst 705-687-3412 Huntsville 705-789-5201 Lake of Bays 705-635-2272 Muskoka Lakes 705-765-3156

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.

Muskoka Fire Danger Rating 1-877-847-1577

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