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Media Release: $32,500 in Fines Handed Down for Subsequent Fire Code Charges

Posted on Friday, September 23, 2022 11:34 AM

(Huntsville) (September 23, 2022) On Wednesday September 21, 2022 in Bracebridge Provincial Offences Court, the Corporation owning the Red Maple Inn in Huntsville and its Director pleaded guilty to 6 counts each of charges laid against them. The Corporation was fined a total of $25,000 and the individual was fined $7500 plus victim surcharges for subsequent contraventions of the Ontario Fire Code.

Charges were filed by the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department following an inspection of the...

Britannia Road Home Suffers Heavy Fire Damage

Posted on Wednesday, August 03, 2022 09:45 AM

(Huntsville, ON) – The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire on Britannia Road in Huntsville around 9:30pm on August 2, 2022.

Crews from Station 1 and 5 with assistance from Station 4 in Baysville encountered heavy flames in the roof area of the structure. The aerial apparatus was used to help suppress the fire. Crews remained on-scene for several hours dealing with hotspots.

The occupants had noticed smoke coming from the eaves of the home and called 911....

Working Smoke Alarms Credited for the Occupants Safe Evacuation in Early Morning Blaze

Posted on Sunday, July 24, 2022 07:00 PM

(Lake of Bays) On Sunday July 24th shortly before 6:30 am, crews from Baysville Station #4 with assistance from Algonquin Highlands and Huntsville responded to a reported structure fire east of Baysville on Hwy 117. Upon arrival, crews were met with heavy fire involvement at the front of the building which had already spread into the roof structure.

“With the early warning of the smoke alarms sounding, the occupants were able to safely evacuate the building” said Fire Chief Gary Monahan.  

There...

GET ALARMED HUNTSVILLE AND LAKE OF BAYS

Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2022 06:45 AM

(Huntsville, ON) During the months of July, August and September, the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department will be conducting our Get Alarmed door-to-door campaign in neighbourhoods across Huntsville and Lake of Bays between 6pm and 8pm. 

Every home in Ontario is required to have working smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms and the fire department wants to spread that message to all our residents. 

Firefighters will be going door-to-door providing information on alarm installation,...

Muskoka Fire Danger Rating Now Set to Moderate

Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 07:00 AM

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 times. 

The Muskoka Fire Season...