Gefahrenstufe 3: erhebliche Gefahr

Level 3: Considerable danger

Description of the fire

Cause: Burning matches and flying sparks from barbecues can cause a fire. Lightning strikes can also cause extensive fires.

Rate of spread: Fast on open ground, medium in the forest.

Characteristics: Humus layer partly burnt, individual tree crowns may be burnt.

Firefighting: Forest fires can only be extinguished by trained firefighters using modern equipment.