Total barbecue and fire ban

Länsstyrelsen Västra Götaland has decided on a total barbecue and fire bans in the county from 16:00 on today 25 July.

This means that it is forbidden to:

  • grill on your own landmark
  • use disposable grill
  • use a storm kitchen
  • make a fire or grill directly on the ground (even with stone rocks and at fixed barbecue areas)
  • cook or grill outdoors at campsites
  • use pyrotechnic equipment such as fireworks outdoors

The person who violates the ban is guilty of a crime and may be liable in accordance with the Act on Protection against Accidents.

The fire ban will be lifted as soon as fire risk has fallen and is at a low stable level. We want to emphasize that the fire risk will remain very high and therefore it is not free to grill or cook only because it rains a bit. There will be a large amount of rainfall before the land recovers.

Read more at Länsstyrelsen.