Fire bans

Information on fire bans issued by county administrative boards. If you plan to light a fire, comply with fire ban rules, if any, in effect in your municipality and county. You can also contact your local emergency service with questions about fire risks and lighting fires.

Each county administrative board ("Länsstyrelsen") is responsible for the information relating to fire bans in effect in the county’s municipalities.

Fire ban and stringent fire ban

There are two types of fire ban – fire bans and stringent fire bans.

Fire ban ("eldningsförbud")
When there is a fire ban, you are not allowed to burn solid combustible materials in forests and other outdoor areas. However, you are allowed to grill on your own garden plot (using a BBQ grill or the like) and at designated grilling areas.  

Stringent fire ban ("skärpt eldningsförbud")

If there is a stringent fire ban, grilling at designated grilling areas in public places is also prohibited. Grilling on your own garden plot is permitted. 

Always find out what the rules are where you live. The easiest way to do this is to contact rescue services in your municipality. 

You can find information on your municipality’s website about what applies in your local area. You can find links to the various municipalities’ information under “More information” when you click on the municipalities on the map. 

If information for a municipality is unavailable or limited, it means that the service is not used by the county administrative board in which the municipality is located. There may still be a fire ban in the municipality. For more information, check with the county administrative board or municipality.

Source: The county administrative boards’ mapping service – fire bans in fields and forests