A total fire ban across Muskoka has been lifted, as the fire danger rating has been dropped from Extreme to high. No daytime burning is permitted.
A recent spate of heat and dry conditions has prompted fire chiefs from across Muskoka to impose a total fire ban.
The MUSKOKA FIRE CHIEFS have now set the Fire Danger Rating at EXTREME.— Muskoka Prevention (@muskokafpo) July 25, 2019
There is a TOTAL BAN on all fires in the District of #Muskoka until further notice.
NO fires of any type are permitted. NO fires are permitted for cooking or warmth and NO fireworks are allowed. pic.twitter.com/Af5tEWDPDt
The Fire Danger Rating has been set to Extreme across Muskoka. This means there are no fires permitted, at all. The tinder-like conditions mean no fires are allowed even after the sun goes down; that applies to fires for warmth or for cooking, and no fireworks allowed either.
— GravenhurstFIRE (@GravenhurstFIRE) July 26, 2019
A fine for violating the fire ban could run as high as $350.
Banner image taken during an controlled burn.