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Current forest fire danger

Updated on: 29.08.2016, 01:49

Current forest fire danger in Switzerland

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  • Forest fire: High danger, level 4

    Effective from: 25.08.2016
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Anniviers (VS), Binn - Simplon north (VS), Riddes - Saxon (VS), Simplon south (VS), Sion - Sierre - Leuk (VS), Visp - Brig - Aletsch (VS), Zermatt - Saastal (VS), Äusseres Nikolaital - Turmanntal (VS). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    0:Forestfire:4:237,240,242,243,244,245,247,248,250,251,252:
    Binntal, Brig - nördliches Simplongebiet, Lötschental - Naters, Martigny - Verbier, Oberes Mattertal, Oberes Saastal, südliches Simplongebiet, Turtmanntal, Val d'Anniviers, Val d'Hérens, Vispertal - Nanztal
  • Forest fire: Considerable danger, level 3

    Effective from: 26.08.2016
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Central Ticino (TI), Sottoceneri (TI). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    1:Forestfire:3:305,306,307,309,310,311:
    Bellinzonese, Locarnese, Luganese, Mendrisiotto, Riviera, Verzasca
  • Forest fire: Considerable danger, level 3

    Effective from: 25.08.2016
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Anzère - Montana - Leukerbad (VS), Chablais (VS), Fully - Chamoson (VS), Goms (VS), Lötschental (VS), Martigny - Trient (VS), Val d'Entremont (VS), Val d'Hérens - Val d'Hérémence (VS), Val d'Illiez (VS), Val de Bagnes (VS), Vernayaz - St-Maurice (VS). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    2:Forestfire:3:231,232,233,234,236,238,239,241,246,249:
    Aletschgebiet, Arolla, Conthey - Fully, Haut val de Bagnes, Monthey - Val d'Illiez, Obergoms, Sion - Crans-Montana, Val d'Entremont - Val Ferret, Vallée du Trient, Vouvry
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 26.08.2016
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Canton of Fribourg. | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    3:Forestfire:2:212,213,215,219,220,228:
    Basse-Gruyère, Estavayer - Cudrefin, Fribourg, Glâne, Jogne - Haute-Gruyere, Murten - Kerzers
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 26.08.2016
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Northern Ticino (TI). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    4:Forestfire:2:301,302,303:
    Alta Valmaggia, Blenio, Leventina
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 25.08.2016
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Jura Südfuss - Olten (SO), Jura Südfuss - Solothurn (SO), Olten - Mittelland (SO), Solothurn - Mittelland (SO), Thal (SO). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    5:Forestfire:2:103,104,116:
    Olten-Gösgen, Solothurn-Rothrist, Thal
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 25.08.2016
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Aaretal and Kiesental (BE), Beatenberg / Interlaken (BE), Belp / Gürbetal (BE), Berne / Köniz / Zollikofen (BE), Bernese Jura east (BE), Biel/Bienne / Seeland east (BE), Emmental / Oberaargau West (BE), Fraubrunnen (BE), Gadmen east, Habkern (BE), Innertkirchen / Gadmen / Sonn (BE), Jura Südfuss (BE), Jura Südfuss / Seeland west (BE), Jura west (BE), Lake Brienz / Sonn (BE), Lake Thun / Sonn / Sigriswil (BE), Meiringen / Oberhasli (BE), Mühleberg / Seedorf (BE), Oberaargau (BE), Thun (BE). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    6:Forestfire:2:105,106,107,109,117,118,120,128,137,204,206,208,209:
    Bern-Mühleberg, Bienne - Neuchâtel, Brienz-Interlaken, Burgdorf-Limpachtal, Langenthal, Lyss-Grenchen, Meiringen-Gadmertal, Moutier - Tavannes, Nidau - Ins, Schangnau-Sigriswil, Sumiswald-Worb, Thun-Belp, Vallon de Saint-Imier
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 25.08.2016
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Ajoie (JU), Delémont (JU), Franches-Montagnes (JU). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    7:Forestfire:2:201,202,203:
    Ajoie, Delémont - Bellelay, Franches-Montagnes
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 16.08.2016
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Bergell / Bregaglia (GR), Central Grisons (GR), Engiadina Ota / Oberengadin (GR), Engiadina bassa / Unterengadin (GR), Julier (GR), Moesano (GR), Prättigau / Schanfigg (GR), Rheintal (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.
    8:Forestfire:2:157,158,165,166,172,173,179,180,181,182,183,184,187,188,308,312,313,314,315,316,317,318,319:
    Albulatal, Basso Moesano, Bivio-Avers, Bregaglia, Brigels, Domleschg, Flims-Laax, Landquart-Chur, Lugnez-Valsertal, nördliches Tavetsch, Poschiavo, Riein-Safiental, S'charl-d'Uina, San Moritz, Savognin, Schams, Schanfigg, Schiers, Scuol-Samnaun, Val Medel-Sumvitg, Val Monastero, Zernez, Zuoz
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 15.08.2016
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Sargans (SG). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    9:Forestfire:2:178:
    Sarganserland

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