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Current forest fire danger

Updated on: 15.11.2018, 00:35

Current forest fire danger in Switzerland

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  • Forest fire: Considerable danger, level 3

    Effective from: 12.11.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Rheintal (GR). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    0:Forestfire:3:172,179,180:
    Domleschg, Flims-Laax, Landquart-Chur
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 13.11.2018
    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.
    1:Forestfire:2:147,148,149,155,156:
    Erstfeld-Engelberg, Flüelen-Unterschächen, Maderanertal, Urner Oberland, Urserntal
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 12.11.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Beatenberg / Interlaken (BE), Boltigen / Obersimmental (BE), Boltigen / Simmental (BE), Gadmen east, Guttannen / Gadmen (BE), Habkern (BE), Innertkirchen / Gadmen / Sonn (BE), Innertkirchen / Schatt (BE), Interlaken / Lake Brienz / Schatt (BE), Kandertal / Adelboden (BE), Lake Brienz / Sonn (BE), Lake Thun / Sonn / Sigriswil (BE), Lauterbrunnen / Grindelwald (BE), Meiringen / Oberhasli (BE), Saanen west / Lauenen (BE), Spiez Diemtigtal, Thun (BE). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    2:Forestfire:2:109,110,111,112,113,120,121,122,128,129,130,137,138:
    Adelboden-Kandersteg, Brienz-Interlaken, Frutigen-Kiental, Grindelwald, Innertkirchen-Guttannen, Lauterbrunnen-Wilderswil, Meiringen-Gadmertal, Niedersimmental, Obersimmental, Saanen-Gsteig, Schangnau-Sigriswil, St. Stephan-Lenk, Thun-Belp
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 12.11.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Central Grisons (GR), Engiadina bassa / Unterengadin (GR), Prättigau / Schanfigg (GR), Surselva (GR). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    3:Forestfire:2:157,158,165,166,173,181,182,183,184,187,317,318,319:
    Albulatal, Brigels, Lugnez-Valsertal, nördliches Tavetsch, Riein-Safiental, S'charl-d'Uina, Savognin, Schams, Schanfigg, Schiers, Scuol-Samnaun, Val Medel-Sumvitg, Zernez
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 12.11.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Gaster (SG), Lake Walsenstadt (SG), Rheintal / Werdenberg (SG), Sargans (SG). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    4:Forestfire:2:162,170,175,176,178:
    Kerenzerberg-Seeztal, Linthebene-Gaster, Rheintal, Sarganserland, Werdenberg
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 08.11.2018
    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
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 08.11.2018
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Anzère - Montana - Leukerbad (VS), Chablais (VS), Fully - Chamoson (VS), Martigny - Trient (VS), Riddes - Saxon (VS), Sion - Sierre - Leuk (VS), Val d'Illiez (VS), Vernayaz - St-Maurice (VS). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    6:Forestfire:2:231,232,233,236,237,239,240:
    Conthey - Fully, Martigny - Verbier, Monthey - Val d'Illiez, Sion - Crans-Montana, Val d'Hérens, Vallée du Trient, Vouvry
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 30.10.2018
    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.
    7:Forestfire:2:163,164,171:
    Glarus Nord-Mitte, Glarus Süd-Grosstal, Glarus Süd-Sernftal

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