Gefahrenstufe 4: grosse Gefahr

Level 4: High Danger

Description of the fire

Cause: Burning matches, flying sparks from barbecues and lightning strikes are very likely to cause a fire.

Rate of spread: Also fast in the forest.

Characteristics: Hot ground fire with spread to crowns of individual trees, wildfire possible, humus layer burnt.

Firefighting: Forest fires difficult and costly to extinguish.