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Fire Dept's Urge Cottagers To Check Smoke Alarms & Appliances Before Use

Posted: 2019-05-17 09:32:18 By: hbr

The May 2/4 weekend is when many Ontarians get a jump on summer by opening their cottages and other seasonal homes. The Muskoka Fire Prevention Officers are urging residents to be fire safe this summer.

Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Chief Stephen Hernen says “This weekend, consider purchasing new smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and batteries in case they need replacing at the cottage and check heating appliances and chimneys before using them.”

Victoria Day on Monday, May 20th, presents an increased fire risk created by fireworks. To minimize the risk of fire and injury, the Fire Dept is urging residents to attend fireworks displays hosted by their local municipalities instead of family fireworks or informal neighborhood displays.

If you still choose to have a family fireworks or an informal neighborhood display, check with your local fire department about regulations regarding fireworks.