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Current forest fire danger

Updated on: 29.05.2020, 11:34

Current forest fire danger in Switzerland

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  • Forest fire: Considerable danger, level 3

    Effective from: 28.05.2020
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Biel/Bienne / Jurasuedfuss (BE), Jura Südfuss (BE). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    0:Forestfire:3:208:
    Bienne - Neuchâtel
  • Forest fire: Considerable danger, level 3

    Effective from: 28.05.2020
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Martigny - Trient (VS), Riddes - Saxon (VS), Sion - Sierre - Leuk (VS), Visp - Brig - Aletsch (VS). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    1:Forestfire:3:233,237,240,242:
    Lötschental - Naters, Martigny - Verbier, Val d'Hérens, Vallée du Trient
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 28.05.2020
    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.
    2:Forestfire:2:102,201,202,203,204:
    Ajoie, Delémont - Bellelay, Franches-Montagnes, Laufental, Moutier - Tavannes
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 28.05.2020
    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 / Seeland west (BE), Jura Südfuss north (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). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    3:Forestfire:2:103,104,105,106,107,108,109,110,111,112,113,117,118,119,120,121,122,126,128,129,130,137,138,204,206,209:
    Adelboden-Kandersteg, Bern-Mühleberg, Brienz-Interlaken, Burgdorf-Limpachtal, Frutigen-Kiental, Grindelwald, Huttwil-Willisau, Innertkirchen-Guttannen, Langenthal, Langnau-Eggiwil, Lauterbrunnen-Wilderswil, Lyss-Grenchen, Meiringen-Gadmertal, Moutier - Tavannes, Nidau - Ins, Niedersimmental, Obersimmental, Saanen-Gsteig, Schangnau-Sigriswil, Solothurn-Rothrist, St. Stephan-Lenk, Sumiswald-Worb, Thal, Thun-Belp, Vallon de Saint-Imier, Wahlern-Plaffeien
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 28.05.2020
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Lower Canton of Neuchâtel (NE), Neuchatel mountains (NE). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    4:Forestfire:2:205,207,208,210,211,212:
    Bienne - Neuchâtel, Estavayer - Cudrefin, La Chaux-de-Fonds - Le Locle, Val de Ruz - Colombier, Val de Travers, Yverdon - Bevaix
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 28.05.2020
    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), Val d'Entremont (VS), Val d'Hérens - Val d'Hérémence (VS), Val d'Illiez (VS), Val de Bagnes (VS), Vernayaz - St-Maurice (VS), Zermatt - Saastal (VS), Äusseres Nikolaital - Turmanntal (VS). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    5:Forestfire:2:231,232,234,236,238,239,241,243,244,245,246,247,248,249,250,251:
    Aletschgebiet, Arolla, Binntal, Brig - nördliches Simplongebiet, Conthey - Fully, Haut val de Bagnes, Monthey - Val d'Illiez, Oberes Mattertal, Oberes Saastal, Obergoms, Sion - Crans-Montana, Turtmanntal, Val d'Anniviers, Val d'Entremont - Val Ferret, Vispertal - Nanztal, Vouvry
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 26.05.2020
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Basse Gruyère (FR), Broye (FR), Haute Gruyère - Jogne (FR), Haute Singine (FR), Lac (FR), Sarine - Basse Singine (FR), Veveyse - Glâne (FR). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    6:Forestfire:2:107,108,212,213,214,215,219,220,226,227,228:
    Basse-Gruyère, Bern-Mühleberg, Broye, Estavayer - Cudrefin, Fribourg, Glâne, Jogne - Haute-Gruyere, Murten - Kerzers, Oron – Haute-Broye, Préalpes vaudoises, Wahlern-Plaffeien
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 26.05.2020
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Jura - Côte (VD), Plateau vaudois (VD), Vaudoises Alps (VD). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    7:Forestfire:2:211,212,213,214,216,217,218,221,223,224,225,226,227,229,230,235:
    Aigle - Leysin, Bex - Villars, Broye, Estavayer - Cudrefin, Gros-de-Vaud, Lausanne - Lavaux, Morges - Cossonay, Murten - Kerzers, Nyon - Terre Sainte, Oron – Haute-Broye, Pays-d'Enhaut, Plaine de l'Orbe, Préalpes vaudoises, Saint-Cergue, Vallée de Joux, Yverdon - Bevaix
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 22.05.2020
    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.
    8: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: 20.05.2020
    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.
    9:Forestfire:2:101:
    Basel
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 20.05.2020
    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.
    10:Forestfire:2:101,102,115:
    Basel, Laufental, Oberes Baselbiet
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 20.05.2020
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Bergün Filisur (GR), Domleschg (GR), Prättigau (GR), Rheintal (GR), Schams - Albula (GR), Schanfigg (GR), Scuol-Valsot (GR), Surselva bassa (GR), Surselva ota (GR), Surses (GR), Val Müstair (GR), Zernez (GR). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    11:Forestfire:2:157,158,165,166,172,173,179,180,181,182,183,184,187,188,314,317,318,319:
    Albulatal, Bivio-Avers, Brigels, Domleschg, Flims-Laax, Landquart-Chur, Lugnez-Valsertal, nördliches Tavetsch, Riein-Safiental, S'charl-d'Uina, Savognin, Schams, Schanfigg, Schiers, Scuol-Samnaun, Val Medel-Sumvitg, Val Monastero, Zernez
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 20.05.2020
    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.
    12:Forestfire:2:222,223:
    Genève, Nyon - Terre Sainte
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 18.05.2020
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Canton of Thurgau. | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    13:Forestfire:2:140,141,150,151,159:
    Amriswil, Marthalen-Stammheim, Pfungen-Hettlingen, Steckborn-Müllheim, Turbenthal-Sirnach
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 12.05.2020
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Northern Glarus (GL), Southern Glarus - Grosstal (GL), Southern Glarus - Sernftal (GL). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    14:Forestfire:2:163,164,171:
    Glarus Nord-Mitte, Glarus Süd-Grosstal, Glarus Süd-Sernftal
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 11.05.2020
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Canton of Zurich. | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    15:Forestfire:2:131,132,133,140,141,142,143,144,151,152:
    Effretikon, Limmattal, Marthalen-Stammheim, Pfungen-Hettlingen, Thalwil-Wetzikon, Turbenthal-Sirnach, Wohlen-Albis, Wädenswil-Rüti, Zug-Knonau, Zurzach-Bülach
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 11.05.2020
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Canton of Schaffhausen. | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    16:Forestfire:2:139,140:
    Marthalen-Stammheim, Schaffhausen
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 07.05.2020
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Dorneck / Thierstein (SO). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    17:Forestfire:2:101,102:
    Basel, Laufental
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 04.05.2020
    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.
    18:Forestfire:2:147,148,149,154,155,156:
    Erstfeld-Engelberg, Flüelen-Unterschächen, Maderanertal, Muotathal, 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