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Posted On Monday, June 27, 2022

The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire shortly before 1pm on Highway 35 in Dwight this afternoon. Upon arrival, crews from Station 2 and Station 3 encountered thick smoke inside the two-storey home. The fire was quickly located and extinguished by fire crews.
There were no occupants home at the time and employees from adjacent businesses had witnessed the smoke and called 911. One employee entered the structure and removed two dogs...

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Posted On Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The Muskoka Fire Chiefs  have lifted the Total Fire Ban for Muskoka. The Fire Danger Rating has now been set to MODERATE . The Chiefs would like to thank the public for their cooperation and understanding during the total fire ban.
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...

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Posted On Friday, March 11, 2022

Clocks spring forward one hour for Daylight Savings on March 13 at 2:00 a.m. and the Huntsville-Lake of Bays Fire Department is asking residents to test, check and change their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.
Test the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in your home to make sure they work. Press the button on battery powered or hard-wired alarms; keep it pressed down until you hear the alarm sound. If your alarm has no button, it is outdated and should be replaced. If you...

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Posted On Thursday, February 17, 2022

The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department urges families to practice their home fire escape plan as part of their Family Day activities on Monday February 21.
“Family Day is a great opportunity to remind your family about what they must do in the event of a fire,” says Interim Fire Chief Larry Brassard. “Everyone needs to know how to get out of the home safely when the smoke alarm sounds, especially because most fatal fires occur at night when people are...

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Posted On Monday, February 14, 2022

(Huntsville and Lake of Bays, ON) Calling all Huntsville and Lake of Bay residents, if you don’t protect your community, who will? That’s the big question the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department wants you to think about as they launch their annual volunteer firefighter recruitment campaign today (February 14, 2022).
“Volunteering as a firefighter is a great way to serve your community and truly make a difference,” says Paul Calleja, Training Officer....

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