Updated: June 30, 2022

Current fire danger rating: moderate

Color-coded fire rating sliding scale with arrow pointed to moderate

The current fire danger is currently set at moderate, and no daytime burning is allowed.

Small fires are permitted in most 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. Consult with your local By-Law Dept. for outdoor burning regulations in your municipality.

Consult with your local by-law department for outdoor burning regulations in your municipality.

The Muskoka Fire Chiefs wish to thank everyone for their continued support.

Muskoka fire danger rating definitions

The Muskoka Fire Danger Rating is determined using the Fire Weather Index (FWI), an internationally used method for determining the risk of fires in open air. It uses factors such as the relative humidity, temperature, previous 24-hour rain amount, wind directions and wind speed in combination with the forest fuel type and loads to determine the risk of the forest to certain fire types. From this calculation the Forest Fire Danger Rating is made in consultation with the Fire Chiefs of the six area municipalities and the Ministry of Natural Resources.

The Muskoka Fire Season runs April 1 to October 31 each year and the rating is verified daily and updated whenever the rating changes.

Low

  • Campfires for cooking and heat only

Moderate

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

High

  • Avoid campfires
  • Use extreme caution with all fires

Extreme

  • 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

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