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Current forest fire danger

Updated on: 17.08.2018, 17:01

Current forest fire danger in Switzerland

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  • Forest fire: Very high danger, level 5

    Effective from: 16.08.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Prättigau / Schanfigg (GR), Rheintal (GR). - Absolute ban on fires in the forest and in the proximity of the forest | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    0:Forestfire:5:172,179,180,182,183:
    Domleschg, Flims-Laax, Landquart-Chur, Schanfigg, Schiers
  • Forest fire: Very high danger, level 5

    Effective from: 13.08.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Canton of Aargau. - Absolute ban on fires in the forest and in the proximity of the forest | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    1:Forestfire:5:114,123,124,125,131,132,133:
    Aarau-Lenzburg, Frick-Leibstadt, Limmattal, Rheinfelden, Wohlen-Albis, Zofingen-Triengen, Zurzach-Bülach
  • Forest fire: Very high danger, level 5

    Effective from: 09.08.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Canton of Basel-Land. - Absolute ban on fires in the forest and in the proximity of the forest | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    2:Forestfire:5:101,102,115:
    Basel, Laufental, Oberes Baselbiet
  • Forest fire: Very high danger, level 5

    Effective from: 03.08.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Principality of Liechtenstein. - Absolute ban on fires in the open | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    3:Forestfire:5:177:
    Liechtenstein
  • Forest fire: Very high danger, level 5

    Effective from: 30.07.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Lake Walsenstadt (SG), Rheintal / Werdenberg (SG), Sargans (SG). - Absolute ban on fires in the open | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    4:Forestfire:5:170,175,176,178:
    Kerenzerberg-Seeztal, Rheintal, Sarganserland, Werdenberg
  • Forest fire: Very high danger, level 5

    Effective from: 27.07.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Anniviers (VS), Anzère - Montana - Leukerbad (VS), Binn - Simplon north (VS), Chablais (VS), Fully - Chamoson (VS), Goms (VS), Lötschental (VS), Martigny - Trient (VS), Riddes - Saxon (VS), Simplon south (VS), Sion - Sierre - Leuk (VS), Val d'Entremont (VS), Val d'Hérens - Val d'Hérémence (VS), Val d'Illiez (VS), Val de Bagnes (VS), Vernayaz - St-Maurice (VS), Visp - Brig - Aletsch (VS), Zermatt - Saastal (VS), Äusseres Nikolaital - Turmanntal (VS). - Absolute ban on fires in the open | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    5:Forestfire:5:231,232,233,234,236,237,238,239,240,241,242,243,244,245,246,247,248,249,250,251,252:
    Aletschgebiet, Arolla, Binntal, Brig - nördliches Simplongebiet, Conthey - Fully, Haut val de Bagnes, Lötschental - Naters, Martigny - Verbier, Monthey - Val d'Illiez, Oberes Mattertal, Oberes Saastal, Obergoms, Sion - Crans-Montana, südliches Simplongebiet, Turtmanntal, Val d'Anniviers, Val d'Entremont - Val Ferret, Val d'Hérens, Vallée du Trient, Vispertal - Nanztal, Vouvry
  • Forest fire: High danger, level 4

    Effective from: 17.08.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Canton of Basel-Stadt. - Absolute ban on fires in the forest and in the proximity of the forest | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    6:Forestfire:4:101:
    Basel
  • Forest fire: High danger, level 4

    Effective from: 17.08.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Canton of Schwyz. - Absolute ban on fires in the forest and in the proximity of the forest | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    7:Forestfire:4:145,153,154:
    Einsiedeln-Wägital, Goldau-Ägeri, Muotathal
  • Forest fire: High danger, level 4

    Effective from: 17.08.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Canton of Neuchâtel. | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    8:Forestfire:4:205,207,210:
    La Chaux-de-Fonds - Le Locle, Val de Ruz - Colombier, Val de Travers
  • Forest fire: High danger, level 4

    Effective from: 16.08.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Canton of Zug. - Absolute ban on fires in the forest and in the proximity of the forest | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    9:Forestfire:4:144:
    Zug-Knonau
  • Forest fire: High danger, level 4

    Effective from: 16.08.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Central Grisons (GR), Davos (GR), Surselva (GR). - Absolute ban on fires in the forest and in the proximity of the forest | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    10:Forestfire:4:157,158,165,166,173,181,183,184,185,186,187:
    Albulatal, Brigels, Davos, Küblis-Klosters, Lugnez-Valsertal, nördliches Tavetsch, Riein-Safiental, Savognin, Schams, Schanfigg, Val Medel-Sumvitg
  • Forest fire: High danger, level 4

    Effective from: 14.08.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Canton of Lucerne. - Absolute ban on fires in the forest and in the proximity of the forest | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    11:Forestfire:4:126,127,134,135:
    Emmen-Hochdorf, Entlebuch, Huttwil-Willisau, Luzern-Alpnach
  • Forest fire: High danger, level 4

    Effective from: 14.08.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Obwalden. - Absolute ban on fires in the forest and in the proximity of the forest | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    12:Forestfire:4:136:
    Sarnen-Lungern
  • Forest fire: High danger, level 4

    Effective from: 14.08.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Nidwalden. - Absolute ban on fires in the forest and in the proximity of the forest | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    13:Forestfire:4:146:
    Gersau-Engelbergertal
  • Forest fire: High danger, level 4

    Effective from: 14.08.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Canton of Uri. - Absolute ban on fires in the forest and in the proximity of the forest | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    14:Forestfire:4:147,148,149,155,156:
    Erstfeld-Engelberg, Flüelen-Unterschächen, Maderanertal, Urner Oberland, Urserntal
  • Forest fire: High danger, level 4

    Effective from: 10.08.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Jura Südfuss - Olten (SO), Jura Südfuss - Solothurn (SO), Olten - Mittelland (SO), Solothurn - Mittelland (SO), Thal (SO). - Absolute ban on fires in the forest and in the proximity of the forest | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    15:Forestfire:4:103,104,116:
    Olten-Gösgen, Solothurn-Rothrist, Thal
  • Forest fire: High danger, level 4

    Effective from: 02.08.2018
    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), Boltigen / Obersimmental (BE), Boltigen / Simmental (BE), Emmental / Oberaargau (BE), Emmental / Oberaargau West (BE), Emmental Nord (BE), Eriz (BE), Fraubrunnen (BE), Gadmen east, Gantrisch / Riggisberg (BE), Guttannen / Gadmen (BE), Habkern (BE), Innertkirchen / Gadmen / Sonn (BE), Innertkirchen / Schatt (BE), Interlaken / Lake Brienz / Schatt (BE), Jura Südfuss (BE), Jura Südfuss / Seeland west (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), Mühleberg / Seedorf (BE), Oberaargau (BE), Saanen west / Lauenen (BE), Schangnau (BE), Spiez Diemtigtal, Thun (BE). - Absolute ban on fires in the forest and in the proximity of the forest | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    16:Forestfire:4:105,106,107,108,109,110,111,112,113,117,118,119,120,121,122,128,129,130,137,138,204,206,208,209:
    Adelboden-Kandersteg, Bern-Mühleberg, Bienne - Neuchâtel, Brienz-Interlaken, Burgdorf-Limpachtal, Frutigen-Kiental, Grindelwald, Innertkirchen-Guttannen, Langenthal, Langnau-Eggiwil, Lauterbrunnen-Wilderswil, Lyss-Grenchen, Meiringen-Gadmertal, Moutier - Tavannes, Nidau - Ins, Niedersimmental, Obersimmental, Saanen-Gsteig, Schangnau-Sigriswil, St. Stephan-Lenk, Sumiswald-Worb, Thun-Belp, Vallon de Saint-Imier, Wahlern-Plaffeien
  • Forest fire: High danger, level 4

    Effective from: 31.07.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Northern Glarus (GL), Southern Glarus - Grosstal (GL), Southern Glarus - Sernftal (GL). - Absolute ban on fires in the open | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    17:Forestfire:4:163,164,171:
    Glarus Nord-Mitte, Glarus Süd-Grosstal, Glarus Süd-Sernftal
  • Forest fire: High danger, level 4

    Effective from: 31.07.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Appenzell Innerrhoden. - Absolute ban on fires in the open | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    18:Forestfire:4:168:
    Appenzell
  • Forest fire: High danger, level 4

    Effective from: 30.07.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Canton of Schaffhausen. - Absolute ban on fires in the forest and in the proximity of the forest | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    19:Forestfire:4:139:
    Schaffhausen
  • Forest fire: High danger, level 4

    Effective from: 30.07.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Canton of Thurgau. - Absolute ban on fires in the open | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    20:Forestfire:4:150,151,159:
    Amriswil, Steckborn-Müllheim, Turbenthal-Sirnach
  • Forest fire: High danger, level 4

    Effective from: 30.07.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Alttoggenburg (SG), Gaster (SG), Obertoggenburg (SG), St.Gallen (SG), Wil (SG). - Absolute ban on fires in the open | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    21:Forestfire:4:160,161,162,167,169:
    Fürstenland, Hulftegg-Untertoggenburg, Linthebene-Gaster, Obertoggenburg, St.Gallen-Rorschach
  • Forest fire: High danger, level 4

    Effective from: 30.07.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Appenzell Ausserrhoden. - Absolute ban on fires in the open | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    22:Forestfire:4:168:
    Appenzell
  • Forest fire: High danger, level 4

    Effective from: 27.07.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Canton of Zurich. - Absolute ban on fires in the forest and in the proximity of the forest | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    23:Forestfire:4:140,141,142,143,152:
    Effretikon, Marthalen-Stammheim, Pfungen-Hettlingen, Thalwil-Wetzikon, Wädenswil-Rüti
  • Forest fire: Considerable danger, level 3

    Effective from: 16.08.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Engiadina bassa / Unterengadin (GR), Hinterrhein (GR), Moesano (GR), San Bernardino (GR), Val Müstair (GR). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    24:Forestfire:3:174,188,304,308,314,317,318,319:
    Alto Moesano, Basso Moesano, Bivio-Avers, Rheinwald, S'charl-d'Uina, Scuol-Samnaun, Val Monastero, Zernez
  • Forest fire: Considerable danger, level 3

    Effective from: 16.08.2018
    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.
    25:Forestfire:3:201,202,203:
    Ajoie, Delémont - Bellelay, Franches-Montagnes
  • Forest fire: Considerable danger, level 3

    Effective from: 14.08.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Canton of Vaud. | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    26:Forestfire:3:211,214,216,217,218,221,223,224,225,226,227,229,230,235:
    Aigle - Leysin, Bex - Villars, Broye, Gros-de-Vaud, Lausanne - Lavaux, Morges - Cossonay, Nyon - Terre Sainte, Oron – Haute-Broye, Pays-d'Enhaut, Plaine de l'Orbe, Préalpes vaudoises, Saint-Cergue, Vallée de Joux, Yverdon - Bevaix
  • Forest fire: Considerable danger, level 3

    Effective from: 14.08.2018
    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.
    27:Forestfire:3:212,213,215,219,220,228:
    Basse-Gruyère, Estavayer - Cudrefin, Fribourg, Glâne, Jogne - Haute-Gruyere, Murten - Kerzers
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 16.08.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Bergell / Bregaglia (GR), Engiadina Ota / Oberengadin (GR), Julier (GR), Val Poschiavo / Puschlav (GR). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    28:Forestfire:2:312,313,315,316:
    Bregaglia, Poschiavo, San Moritz, Zuoz
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 15.08.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Canton of Geneva. | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    29:Forestfire:2:222:
    Genève
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 14.08.2018
    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.
    30:Forestfire:2:301,302,303,305,306,307,309,310,311:
    Alta Valmaggia, Bellinzonese, Blenio, Leventina, Locarnese, Luganese, Mendrisiotto, Riviera, Verzasca

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