Now you are again allowed to light a fire in the forest

Photo: Gorm Kallestad / NTB scanpix

This weekend, the general campfire ban is abolished, and it is again allowed to light fires in woods and fields.

The fire ban lasts from April 15th to September 15th to prevent forest and heather fire. On Sunday you can thus resume with campfires on a trip, except in the places where it is illegal to light a fire all year long.

“Many people think it is okay to light a fire on a rocky mountain, but it is actually not allowed, as the mountain can crack or discolor,” says Siri Meland, head of Norsk Friluftsliv (Norwegian Outdoor Life).

She points out that one should always be aware of wind and weather conditions and check if it is dry in the nature around where one will light a fire.

“If you are near a water source, it is always advisable to stay close to this. It may also be good to be aware that some places have local fire regulations,” says Meland.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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