fire safety & danger


Preventing and Responding

to Fires at the Cottage

Lightning, chimneys, brush piles, BBQs...

Fires can start in many ways. There have been at least 20 fires documented on Koshlong Lake since 1949, and a number of cottages have been destroyed, most recently in the fall of 2020. 

Protect your family, your property, the surrounding forest and your neighbours by learning how to prevent and respond to fires at the cottage.




Avoid Destruction!

  1. Follow government and emergency service guidelines and regulations regarding outdoor fires.
  2. Keep equipment such as a garden hose and shovels readily available for campfires and burning.
  3. Install and maintain working smoke/fire alarms to alert you a fire has broken out.
  4. Keep up-to-date and working fire extinguishers on hand.
  5. Act quickly to put out fires before they spread.
  6. Visit these links for more information from Firesmart Canada, the Windsor Fire Department, and the Ontario Government.

Learn more about:

Fire Prevention, including:

In the Cottage

Around the Cottage

Fire Pits & Camp Fires


Responding to a Fire, including:

Extinguishers, Hoses

KLA Fire Pump Program

Using Fire Pumps

Getting Help 

Previous Fires on Koshlong


Thanks to KLA member Rob Horsburgh for his photograph of Wallace Island used as the background photo throughout this site

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