The Township of Muskoka Lakes wants you to be safe and says chimney fires are an ongoing problem. The Muskoka Lakes Fire Department says chimney fires are not only damaging to your home, but they’re also very dangerous for firefighters. Improper care and maintenance can lead to creosote buildup, which is highly combustible. To prevent a potential hazard have your chimney inspected. The Muskoka Lakes fire department is giving away a free smoke alarm or carbon monoxide alarm to homeowners who have their chimney checked. You must provide proof of receipt.