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Current forest fire danger

Updated on: 18.08.2017, 10:50

Current forest fire danger in Switzerland

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  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 17.08.2017
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Bergell / Bregaglia (GR), Engiadina Ota / Oberengadin (GR), Engiadina bassa / Unterengadin (GR), Julier (GR), Moesano (GR), Prättigau / Schanfigg (GR), Rheintal (GR), San Bernardino (GR), Surselva (GR), Val Müstair (GR), Val Poschiavo / Puschlav (GR). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    0:Forestfire:2:157,158,165,166,172,173,179,180,182,183,188,304,308,312,313,314,315,316,317,318,319:
    Alto Moesano, Basso Moesano, Bivio-Avers, Bregaglia, Brigels, Domleschg, Flims-Laax, Landquart-Chur, Lugnez-Valsertal, nördliches Tavetsch, Poschiavo, Riein-Safiental, S'charl-d'Uina, San Moritz, Schanfigg, Schiers, Scuol-Samnaun, Val Medel-Sumvitg, Val Monastero, Zernez, Zuoz
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 17.08.2017
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Anniviers (VS), Riddes - Saxon (VS), Sion - Sierre - Leuk (VS), Val d'Hérens - Val d'Hérémence (VS), Visp - Brig - Aletsch (VS), Äusseres Nikolaital - Turmanntal (VS). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    1:Forestfire:2:237,240,241,242,243,244,247:
    Arolla, Lötschental - Naters, Martigny - Verbier, Turtmanntal, Val d'Anniviers, Val d'Hérens, Vispertal - Nanztal
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 17.08.2017
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Central Ticino (TI), Northern Ticino (TI), Sottoceneri (TI). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    2:Forestfire:2:301,302,303,305,306,307,309,310,311:
    Alta Valmaggia, Bellinzonese, Blenio, Leventina, Locarnese, Luganese, Mendrisiotto, Riviera, Verzasca
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 14.08.2017
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Rheintal / Werdenberg (SG), Sargans (SG). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    3:Forestfire:2:175,176,178:
    Rheintal, Sarganserland, Werdenberg
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 27.07.2017
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Canton of Basel-Stadt. | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    4:Forestfire:2:101:
    Basel
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 27.07.2017
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Canton of Basel-Land. | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    5:Forestfire:2:101,102,115:
    Basel, Laufental, Oberes Baselbiet
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 21.06.2017
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Canton of Uri. | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    6:Forestfire:2:147,148,149,155,156:
    Erstfeld-Engelberg, Flüelen-Unterschächen, Maderanertal, Urner Oberland, Urserntal

Kontextspalte

Danger level 1 (No or minor danger)
Danger level 2 (Moderate danger)
Danger level 3 (Considerable danger)
Danger level 4 (High danger)
Danger level 5 (Very high danger)
No danger level
Danger level 1 (No or minor danger)
  • Effects
    • Characteristics: Surface or crawling fires, crowns of trees are not affected, topsoil does not burn.
    • Fire-fighting: Forest fire is easy to extinguish.
  • Behaviour
    • Do not carelessly discard cigarettes, tobacco products or lighters.
  • Description of measured and forecast values
    • Outbreak: Small fires cannot be entirely ruled out, but require a high energy input. Lightning hardly ever causes a fire.
    • Rate of spread: Generally slow.
Danger level 2 (Moderate danger)
  • Effects
    • Characteristics: Surface or crawling fires, crowns of trees are rarely affected, topsoil is burnt a little or not at all.
    • Fire-fighting: Forest fire is ordinarily easy to extinguish.
  • Behaviour
    • Do not carelessly discard cigarettes, tobacco products or lighters.
    • Always watch barbecue fires and immediately extinguish stray sparks.
  • Description of measured and forecast values
    • Outbreak: Local fires can start spontaneously. Lightning only rarely causes a conflagration.
    • Rate of spread: Slow to medium.
Danger level 3 (Considerable danger)
  • Effects
    • Characteristics: Topsoil is partly burnt, individual crown fires are possible.
    • Fire-fighting: Forest fire can be extinguished only by experts using modern equipment.
  • Behaviour
    • Light barbecue fires only in existing fire places.
    • Always watch the fire and immediately extinguish stray sparks.
    • Follow the instructions of the local authorities.
  • Description of measured and forecast values
    • Outbreak: Burning matches and flying sparks from barbecue fires can ignite a fire. Lightning can also trigger widespread fires.
    • Rate of spread: High in open terrain, medium in the forest.
Danger level 4 (High danger)
  • Effects
    • Characteristics: Intense surface fires can ignite the crowns of individual trees, spotting is possible, burning topsoil.
    • Fire-fighting: Forest fire is difficult to extinguish and commands extensive resources. 
  • Behaviour
    • As a general rule, do not make any fires outdoors.
    • Permanent fire places (concreted base) in locations designated by the authorities can be used with the utmost caution.
    • Do not make fires in strong winds.
    • Follow the instructions (observe the fire bans) of the local authorities.
  • Description of measured and forecast values
    • Outbreak: Burning matches, flying sparks from barbecue fires and lightning will very probably ignite a fire.
    • Rate of spread: High, including in forests.
Danger level 5 (Very high danger)
  • Effects
    • Characteristics: Very intense burning, extensive crown fires, long-distance spotting.
    • Fire-fighting: Forest fire is virtually impossible to extinguish. 
  • Behaviour
    • Do not make any fires outdoors.
    • Follow the instructions and observe the fire bans imposed by the local authorities.
  • Description of measured and forecast values
    • Outbreak: Fires can start at any time.
    • Rate of spread: Very high over a long period.
No danger level

No evaluation