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Cottage Campfires - What you need to know

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Blog by John & Bonnie Fincham, Brokers | April 24th, 2017

There's nothing like sitting around a campfire with friends and family at the cottage. Spring is here which means it's time to break out the hot dogs and marshmallows! Before you start your campfire, you should take a look at the rules for burning and your town's current fire rating.
            Fire ratings are given based on factors such as humidity, temperature, rainfall, and the wind. Each area has a regularly updated fire rating that tells what kind of burning is allowed at that time. Check out what the current rating is near you before you burn in order to keep everyone safe! You can use the links below or Google your area's current fire rating. The current ratings can usually be found on the top or sidebar of the website. It takes no time at all and keeps us all safe from out of hand fires.


Magnetawan/ Ahmic Harbour:

Burk's Falls:


How to Decode the Rating:

Low-Moderate: Open Air burning between 6 pm and 10 am.
Campfires for heat and cooking only.

High: No open burning.
Campfires for heat and cooking only and must be enclosed.
The *enclosure must be brick, stone, or metal. Maximum size: 2 feet in diameter

Extreme: No open burning, fireworks, or sparklers

Remember to keep lots of water nearby when burning and teach children about fire safety. Come up with a plan of what to do if a fire gets out of hand and make sure everyone with you knows what to do.

By Meagan Fincham