Total Fire Ban For Muskoka Issued May 31, 2021


Provided by the Muskoka Association of Fire Chiefs
Issued May 31, 2021

The Fire rating is now set at EXTREME. There is a TOTAL BAN on all fires until further notice.
No fires of any type are permitted. No fires are permitted for cooking or warmth and no fireworks are allowed.
This is the Forest Fire Danger Rating for Restricted Fire Zone RFZ 27 (District of Muskoka). The Muskoka Fire Season runs April 1st to October 31st each year. The rating is verified daily and updated whenever the rating changes.

For complete information on burning in your municipality please check with your local municipal office at:
Bracebridge 705-645-8258
Georgian Bay 705-538-2765
Gravenhurst 705-687-3412
Huntsville 705-789-5201
Lake of Bays 705-635-2272
Muskoka Lakes 705-765-3156

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.


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