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Fire Department - Muskoka Fire Danger Rating Information

This is the Forest Fire Danger Rating for Restricted Fire Zone RFZ 27 (District of Muskoka). The Muskoka Fire Season runs April 1st to October 31st each year. The Forest Fire Danger Rating is verified daily and is updated whenever the rating changes.

Please call the Toll Free number 1-877-847-1577 from any telephone in Ontario for a verbal version of this rating.  Or you can view this information on the Gravenhurst Fire department web site at  http://www.gravenhurstfire.com/index.php/muskoka-forest-fire-danger-rating

The Muskoka Forest Fire Danger Rating is determined using the Forest Weather Index (FWI), an internationally used method for determining the risk of fires in open air. It uses factors such as the relative humidity, temperature, previous 24 hour rain amount, wind direction and wind speed in combination with the forest fuel type and loads to determine the risk of the forest to certain fire types. From this calculation the forest fire danger rating is made in consultation with the Fire Chiefs of the six area municipalities and the Ministry of Natural Resources.

 


 

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