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The Fire Danger Rating is Set at Moderate

Fire Rating Moderate

Effective April 3, 2024, the Fire Danger Rating is now set at MODERATE and there is "No Daytime Burning" from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Under a moderate fire rating:

  • Fire must be under constant supervision and control from time of lighting until it is totally extinguished
  • Forest fuels are drying and there is an increased risk of surface fires starting. Carry out any forest activities with caution

With the warmer weather approaching it is time to think about the significant impact it has on wildfires – in how they start, how aggressively they spread, and how long they burn. As fire danger ratings change during the summer season, it’s important to be aware of the current rating and take precautionary steps to ensure you are lowering your risk of starting a fire. 

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.

For more information on outdoor burning in Lake of Bays call the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department at 705 789-5201.

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Township of Lake of Bays
1012 Dwight Beach Rd
Dwight, ON P0A 1H0

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