The Fire Danger Rating has now been set to MODERATE
NO DAYTIME BURNING and you must be with your fire at all times.
The Fire Danger Rating monitored from April 1st to Oct 31st.
Consult with your local bylaw department for outdoor burning regulations in your municipality.
About the Fire Danger Rating
This is the Forest Fire Danger Rating for Restricted Fire Zone RFZ 27. The Muskoka Fire Season runs April 1st to October 31st each year. The rating is verified daily and updated whenever the rating changes.
The 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 every level of this rating chart, there will be No Open Air Burning including incinerators, chimeneas or other burning containers between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. from April 1 to October 31 each year.
Definitions of Ratings:
Low; Campfires for cooking and warmth only.
Moderate; Campfires for cooking and warmth only. Carry out any burning with caution.
High; Avoid campfires, even for cooking and warmth if possible. Fire Danger is serious - use extreme caution.
Extreme; Total fire ban. No Burning Allowed at any time of the day. No fires, including charcoal barbeques are permitted for cooking or warmth and no fireworks are allowed.