Alert Notices

 

FIRE RATING                                                                       

The Fire rating is now set at MODERATE.

For the up to date Fire Rating please call: 1-877-847-1577

For an explanation of the Fire Rating terms click here.

For complete information on burning in your municipality please check with your local municipal office:

Bracebridge

705-645-8258                     

Huntsville

705-789-5201

Georgian Bay

705-538-2765

 

Lake of Bays

705-635-2272

Gravenhurst

705-687-3412

 

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.

Fire Danger Rating Signs are posted through out the Township of Muskoka Lakes.

BURNING

There is no daytime burning allowed within the Township of Muskoka Lakes from April 1 to October 31.

CLICK HERE - to view the Township of Muskoka Lakes Burning By-law

No contractors shall set or maintain a fire in the open air without a valid permit from the Township of Muskoka Lakes. Where a permit has been issued to a contractor by the Township of Muskoka Lakes, or when burning is carried out during the period from April 1st - October 31st inclusive, the contractor shall comply with the following regulations: 

  1. The fire must be under constant supervision and controlled from the time of lighting until it is totally extinguished.
  2. The fire must be located no closer than 15 metres, (50 feet), from any building, structure, hedge, fence, road or overhead wire or obstruction of any kind.
  3. There must be a space of at least 4.5 metres, (15 feet) free and clear of combustible material around the perimeter of such fire.
  4. The fire shall not be burned when the wind velocity exceeds 16 kph, (10mph).
  5. The dimensions of the fire shall not exceed 3 metres, (10 feet), in diameter or 2 metres, (6 feet), in height.
  6. No person shall allow or permit a fire to become out of control.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Muskoka Lakes Fire Department. 
 
The Muskoka Forest Fire Danger Rating is determined using the Forest 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 direction 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.

FLOODING  
Flood Information Resources Canada Revenue Agency News
  Muskoka Water Web       
  Ministry of Natural Resources     

Government of Canada

  Preparing for a Flood    After a Flood
  Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit    Electrical Safety Authority 
    Clean up after the flood        Flood Damage  
      Handbook for reducing Basement Flooding 
    After a flood  
    Keeping food and water safe after a flood   Township
Insurance Bureau of Canada      Flooded water wells and sewage systems   
    Flooded? Here's what you need to know.     Information regarding Building Permits and Sewage Systems as a result of recent flooding 
                                                                    

BEAR WISE
 
The Ministry of Natural Resources is committed to reducing preventable causes of human-bear conflict in Ontario. The Bear Wise Program teaches people about black bears as well as things they must do to keep bears away from urban and semi urban areas.

Click here to go to the Ministry of Natural Resources Bear Wise Information

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Municipal Office hours: Monday to Friday 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (excluding holidays)