Muskoka Fire Danger Rating - EXTREME

Posted On Monday May 31, 2021

Provided by the Muskoka Association of Fire Chiefs

Issued May 31, 2021

The Fire rating is now set at EXTREME.

No fires of any type are permitted. No fires are permitted for cooking or warmth and no fireworks are allowed.

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 rating is verified daily and updated whenever the rating changes.

For ccomplete information on burning in your municipality please check with your local municipal office at:

Gravenhurst 705-687-3412

Forest Fire Danger Warning  1-877-847-1577

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.

For inquiries about the MFFDR or to be added to the list contact:
Fire Prevention Officer Mike Vadlja, Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department
705-789-5201 Option 2 or fire.inspector@huntsville.ca