Just in time for the long weekend, a fire ban across Muskoka has been lifted.
The ban was put in place last month by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry but was lifted early-afternoon Friday. Small fires are now permitted in most rural areas of Muskoka, but residents are reminded that there is no daytime burning allowed. You must have adequate tools and water to extinguish the fire if needed. Consult with your local by-law department for specific regulations regarding outdoor burning before doing so.
Despite the ban being lifted, the fire danger rating across Muskoka has been set to moderate.