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District of Muskoka now under total fire ban

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No fires of any kind are allowed in Muskoka as the District is now under a total fire ban.

The fire danger rating has been set to extreme because of a lack of rain and extremely dry conditions, according to the Muskoka Association of Fire Chiefs.

“We noticed that over the weekend there was at least one [wildfire] that we were dealing with where the fire was actually burning a little more, a deeper burn, and it was involving more fuels, which indicates a higher danger for fires to get out of control in the woods,” says Huntsville Fire Chief Rob Collins.

No fires of any kind are allowed, and fireworks are forbidden.

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“There’s no burning of any kind allowed under the ban, so even campfires at night, no burning of brush, none of that, it’s a total burn ban,” says Collins. “It will stay in effect until we get a considerable amount of rain or the weather changes to cooler or more humid weather.”

Contact your local fire department for more information.

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