Today, Norway’s bonfire season kicks off again

Photo: Gorm Kallestad / NTB

On Thursday, the general fire ban in forests and fields will be lifted. According to Norsk Friluftsliv, interest in bonfires has increased during the pandemic.

“During the Covid-19 pandemic, many have opened their eyes to gathering around the fire. In particular, interest has increased among young people, and there is little indication that it will fade away in the future,” said Secretary General Bente Lier of Norsk Friluftsliv.

According to a survey by Ipsos, one in four young people between the ages of 15 and 24 answered that they had lit fires more often during the pandemic.

So, on Thursday, the summer fire ban will be lifted. Lier encourages people to make use of bonfires safely.

“You must always make sure that it is safe to light a fire where you are. Be aware of weather and wind conditions, and make sure the fire is extinguished before leaving the place. During dry periods with a high risk of forest fires, the municipalities can introduce local bans, even now in autumn and winter.”

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