Many cantonments have imposed a complete ban on fire, and fireworks are also banned in some cantonments.
Switzerland is battling heat and drought. Due to the sometimes high risk of wildfire, many cantonments have imposed a complete fire ban or at least a fire ban in the forest over the past few days.
in the camp Uri For example, setting fire to the forest, setting off fireworks, launching hot air balloons and throwing lit cigarettes and matches are all prohibited. The danger level of 4 is in force in Uri since Wednesday, indicating “great danger”.
The security department said that due to the current drought and severe heat, there is a danger of fire in the forests and fields throughout the canton. Therefore, fire should not be lit in or near the forest. Fixed fireplaces or portable wood and charcoal grills cannot be used.
in the camp Solothurn There is a complete ban on fire in the woods, near the forest, on the banks of the river and lake and there is a general ban on fireworks throughout the canton due to the intense drought. The ban on fireworks also applies to the national holiday of 1 August. The risk of wildfire has increased to risk level 4 (high).
canton Wallis It even issued a ban on general fire outside on Tuesday. The head of the security department, Frederic Favre, said the ban also applies to fireworks. According to the announcement, around August 1 municipalities can designate safe areas for official ceremonies that are overseen by the fire department. All private fire and fireworks are also prohibited in these areas.
As Wallace, in the cantons ticino And Grisons No fire should be lit outside the house at all. In Graubünden, this regulation does not apply to the Engadin, Münstertal and Samnaun areas. also canton Freiburg And wad There is a complete ban on fire.
canton aargau There is also a ban on setting fire in forest areas. According to the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), the same applies in cantons. burnoTwo Basel, Glarus, Zurich, Jura, Neuenberg, Schaffhausen And thurgau,