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Current forest fire danger

Updated on: 02.12.2016, 18:33

Current forest fire danger in Switzerland

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  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 01.12.2016
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Jura Südfuss - Olten (SO), Jura Südfuss - Solothurn (SO), Thal (SO). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    0:Forestfire:2:103,104,116:
    Olten-Gösgen, Solothurn-Rothrist, Thal
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 01.12.2016
    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), Boltigen / Obersimmental (BE), Boltigen / Simmental (BE), Emmental / Oberaargau (BE), Emmental Nord (BE), Eriz (BE), Gadmen east, Gantrisch / Riggisberg (BE), Guttannen / Gadmen (BE), Habkern (BE), Innertkirchen / Gadmen / Sonn (BE), Innertkirchen / Schatt (BE), Interlaken / Lake Brienz / Schatt (BE), Jura west (BE), Kandertal / Adelboden (BE), Lake Brienz / Sonn (BE), Lake Thun / Sonn / Sigriswil (BE), Langnau / Napf (BE), Lauterbrunnen / Grindelwald (BE), Meiringen / Oberhasli (BE), Saanen west / Lauenen (BE), Schangnau (BE), Spiez Diemtigtal, Thun (BE). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    1:Forestfire:2:106,107,108,109,110,111,112,113,117,118,119,120,121,122,128,129,130,137,138,204,206:
    Adelboden-Kandersteg, Bern-Mühleberg, Brienz-Interlaken, Burgdorf-Limpachtal, Frutigen-Kiental, Grindelwald, Innertkirchen-Guttannen, Langenthal, Langnau-Eggiwil, Lauterbrunnen-Wilderswil, Meiringen-Gadmertal, Moutier - Tavannes, Niedersimmental, Obersimmental, Saanen-Gsteig, Schangnau-Sigriswil, St. Stephan-Lenk, Sumiswald-Worb, Thun-Belp, Vallon de Saint-Imier, Wahlern-Plaffeien
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 01.12.2016
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Visp - Brig - Aletsch (VS), Äusseres Nikolaital - Turmanntal (VS). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    2:Forestfire:2:242,244,247:
    Lötschental - Naters, Turtmanntal, Vispertal - Nanztal
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 01.12.2016
    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.
    3:Forestfire:2:305,306,307,309,310,311:
    Bellinzonese, Locarnese, Luganese, Mendrisiotto, Riviera, Verzasca
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 30.11.2016
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Moesano (GR), Val Müstair (GR). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    4:Forestfire:2:308,314:
    Basso Moesano, Val Monastero
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 24.11.2016
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Principality of Liechtenstein. | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    5:Forestfire:2:177:
    Liechtenstein

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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