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Muskoka Fire Danger Rating Set to Extreme

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 10:56 AM

Please be advised that the Muskoka Association of Fire Chiefs have set the fire danger rating for Muskoka to Extreme. There is a total ban on all fires until further notice. 

Currently, the whole country is experiencing various levels of dry conditions, and major wildfires are burning. Conditions are becoming drier each day that passes in Ontario with the sunny, warm weather. The Muskoka Fire Chiefs have moved the forest fire danger rating to EXTREME and a TOTAL FIRE BAN is now in effect, for the...

Muskoka Fire Danger Rating Set to High

Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2023 05:12 PM

Please be advised that the Muskoka Association of Fire Chiefs have set the fire danger rating for Muskoka to High and no daytime burning is allowed.

Many areas in Muskoka are still snow covered but areas that have melted are drying up quickly. Dry grass and leaves can ignite easily from something as small as an improperly discarded cigarette butt. Dry conditions contribute to rapid fire spread and a small fire can become a large one in just minutes.

Some fire departments in Muskoka have already...

Media Release: $8,500 in Fines Handed Down to Local Business

Posted on Monday, February 06, 2023 01:33 PM

(Huntsville) On Wednesday, February 1, 2023, the Justice of the Peace Maryan Hudswell of the Bracebridge Provincial Offences Court, found the Owner of a local restaurant guilty on two counts of contraventions of the Ontario Fire Code. The Owner of The Heart of Muskoka Fries was fined $7,500 for failing to maintain the commercial kitchen suppression system and $1,000 for failing to maintain the portable fire extinguishers plus victim surcharges.

Charges were filed by the Huntsville/Lake of Bays...

The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department 2023 Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Opens February 1

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 11:34 AM

The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department is looking for volunteer firefighters, and are launching their annual Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Campaign on February 1, 2023. If you are looking for an opportunity to contribute to the community in a meaningful way, consider learning more about become a volunteer firefighter.

Individuals interested in applying are encouraged to attend the Recruitment Information Session on Sunday February 12, 2023, starting from 2:00 pm to 4:00...

No Daytime Burning Permitted until Further Notice

Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2022 11:47 AM

Please note there will no daytime burning permitted until further notice due to current weather conditions. Small fires are permitted after 6pm and must be fully extinguished before 8am.

Minimal rain and dry forest beds have kept crews busy over the last couple days. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has minimal crews available to assist because of other bush fires they are battling in our region. Please use extreme caution with all fires and ensure you have adequate...