The fire ban includes:
- the burning of gardening waste and yard trimmings
- the burning of straw and bales of straw on open fields and not cultivated areas
- the burning of waste from forestry
- the burning of reed and cane, as well as grassland, heathland and turf
- the lightning of fire and bon fire outside
- all St. Hans fires on June 23rd
The fire ban also includes:
- barbecueing outside
- the use of permanent outside fire places, like those you find a shelterplaces
- the use of apparatus and similar, that are used for cutting and welding, heaters, open lights, sun deck heaters and others
- the use of camping gas cookers and similar as well as lighting blocks
You are still allowed to:
- barbecueing, as long as the grill stands on a hard and non-inflammable underlay, like concrete, tiles, tarmac or rocks
Do you smoke? Please be very careful.
If you smoke, the fire brigades ask you to be very careful, when smoking outside. Please put your cigarette stubs and matches ONLY in appropriate, non-inflammable containers. And please keep the ashes from your barbecue in the grill.
Even though there should fall some rain within the next days, the fire danger will still be extremely high. That means, that it will take some time before the general fire ban will be lifted again. If there is no significant change to the weather conditions the next days, there won’t be any update before June 25, when the authorities will decide whether to prolong the fire ban or not.
Please note: There are high fines for those who don’t follow theses instructions.