Muskoka fire danger rating

Update April 2:
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has implemented a Fire Ban for our area. 

  • No open fires are allowed unless the fire is for cooking or warmth and is in a stove or installation prescribed in the Outdoor Fires Regulation (O.Reg. 207/96) and there is no other means available to cook with
  • No campfires
  • Portable stoves must use liquid or gas fuel and have a shutoff valve
  • Outdoor wood burning stoves or furnaces must be completely enclosed with solid material and be within 100 metres of a dwelling you occupy
  • No fireworks
  • Charcoal BBQs are permitted only if there is a lid containing the flame



  • Muskoka Fire Danger Rating season has started
  • Please check with the By-law department on any open-air burning regulations and restrictions

For all ratings from April 1 to October 31:

  • No outdoor fires
  • Includes fire pits, clay and metal containers
  • Fire danger rating updates: 1-877-847-1577

Rating definitions


  • Campfires for cooking and heat only


  • Fires for cooking and heat when there are no other sources
  • Extra care is required for all burning


  • Avoid campfires
  • Use extreme caution with all fires


  • Total fire ban
  • No burning at any time
  • Includes charcoal BBQs
  • Fireworks are banned

Report a concern

  • Emergencies 9-1-1 which include out-of-control burning
  • After hours reporting, contact by-law at 705-789-6421 ext. 3039 or 3041

More about burning

Further information is available: