Forest fire alerts this weekend
The recent heatwave and low rain means there’s a high risk of forest fires. Authorities in 12 cantons, including Valais, Graubünden and Ticino, say people should not light fires or have barbeques anywhere except in designated areas.
Any fire should be watched carefully until it’s completely out.
While some rain over the next couple of days will improve the situation – its unlikely there will be enough rain to end the alerts.
The biggest dangers are around forest edges, such as roads or paths.