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Muskoka Lakes updates fire burning bylaw effective April 1st
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Muskoka Lakes updates fire burning bylaw effective April 1st

Posted: 2024-03-27 11:25:22 By: thebay

The Township of Muskoka Lakes reminds residents that fire season starts on April 1 and goes through until October 31 of each year.

The township’s Open-Air Burning By-law has been updated, with changes including:

Daytime burning times are now defined and fall between the hours of 7:00 am to 7:00 pm and a permit is required for any daytime burning;

The maximum size of a fire is 1 metre x 1 metre, and burn barrels are now regulated, and must be in sound condition with a mesh screen.

Special provisions have been included which would allow contractors to have a larger fire with the Fire Chief’s approval;

A requirement for available extinguishment, which consists of a minimum nineteen litres of water within 5 metres of the fire.

Fire Chief, Ryan Murrell adds that “Daytime fires are still permitted within Muskoka Lakes; however, you must have a valid burning permit for the property where the fire is occurring.”