If you discover a forest fire early, you can often put it out quite easily.
Nine out of ten forest fires are caused by human activity. Campfires and barbecues are the most common causes.
In their early stages, many forest fires can be put out quite easily. The emergency services must be notified of all fires as quickly as possible, via the emergency number 110.
While you wait for help, you can start to try and put the fire out yourself, but don’t take any risks. Get out of the area before the flames surround you.
If you don’t want to start a forest fire: Remember that there is a general ban on campfires between 15 April and 15 September. If it is extremely dry, the local authority may also implement a total ban at other times.