MUSKOKA – There has been enough rain over the past couple of weeks to lower the fire rating to moderate. The new rating means small fires are permitted in most areas of Muskoka, but 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 fire department for outdoor burning regulations.
The number in Huntsville is 705-789-5201 and in Lake of Bays call 705-635-2272. Fire ratings are determined using a series of factors such as the Fire Weather Index, relative humidity, amount of precipitation and temperatures.
The fire chiefs of all of Muskoka’s six municipalities as well as the Ministry of Natural Resources make the fire rating determination.