Avoid The Point Of No Return Before You Burn

Exercise precautions after a trio of fires in Angus, Barrie and Gravenhurst

Before you burn ensure to avoid a free burn.

The cause of a house blaze is under investigation after the home on second street in Angus went up in flames Saturday night.

No one was home at the time.

In Barrie you must obtain an open air burning permit before you burn.

Saturday saw a reported grass fire near Highway 11 and Sedore Road in Gravenhurst; In Barrie heavy smoke and flames ripped through a shed and fencing in the area of Cundles Road East and St Vincent.

Muskoka is under “crossover” conditions (relative humidity lower than temperature) which presents an elevated risk of wildfire and will contribute to its rate of spread.

For more on how to obtain a burning permit in Barrie, click here