Current rating - EXTREME

Updated: May 31, 2021

  • A Fire Ban is in effect until further notice 
  • No fires of any type are permitted
  • No fires are permitted for cooking or warmth
  • No fireworks are allowed
  • Conditions are being monitored until sufficient rainfall has been recieved.

Muskoka Fire Danger Rating

  • Muskoka Fire Danger Rating season has ended
  • 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 daytime burning from 8am-6pm
  • Burning permitted after 6pm, providing a total fire ban is not in place
  • 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: