Forest Fire Prevention

Do you live in or near a forested area? If so, you are living in what is often called the wildland urban interface. You may have to deal with the threat of wildfire. Prevention is your best protection from wildfire. There are things you can do to reduce your risk.


FireSmart is a program from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. It provides information to help you protect your property from the risk of a wildfire. Visit the FireSmart website for further information on forest fire prevention.

What and When Can I Burn?

Ontario has approximately 1300 wildfires every year from Georgian Bay to Hudson's Bay and about one half of these are started by people.

Please review the Town of Gravenhurst burning control by-law for safe burning guidelines and visit our Forest Fire Danger Rating page for the current forest fire danger rating.

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