As the heat wave continues, warnings of a high risk of forest fires and wildfires are also increasing. For this reason, cities are banning barbecues in parks and asking people to be careful when barbecuing in and around forests. How you should behave now and what you should pay special attention to, you will learn below in the text.
Against the backdrop of the ongoing heat wave and the resulting drought, the District Office of Hohenlohekreis as well as the City of Heilbronn appeals to the population to behave responsibly and prudently, especially in the forest.
Appeal District Office Hohenlohekreis
"The risk of forest fires is currently extremely high and will probably remain so throughout the summer. Therefore, we are all called upon to do everything possible to prevent wildfires and forest fires," explains district fire chief Torsten Rönisch and asks for increased caution and attention from citizens.
Due to the fact that there are a relatively large number of wooded areas on slopes in the Hohenlohe district, a fire in such an area would be difficult to control. "If something like that were to happen, the consequences would be almost impossible to assess," warns Rönisch.
Appeal green space office Heilbronn
Due to the ongoing drought and high temperatures, barbecuing is now prohibited in public parks and green spaces in Heilbronn. This affects the Wertwiesenpark, the green space Lehmgrube in Neckargartach and the Ziegeleipark in Böckingen, informs the municipal green space office. In all other parks of the city of Heilbronn, barbecuing is generally prohibited, regardless of the dryness.
The Parks Department asks for your understanding for this measure, which is necessary for safety reasons. If the weather changes, the ban will be lifted again at short notice.
Known rules for behavior during drought
From the press releases of the city of Heilbronn (https://www.heilbronn.de/rathaus/aktuelles/details/artikel/grillen-in-parks-wegen-trockenheit-untersagt.html) and the city of Künzelsau (https://kuenzelsau.de/,Lde/warnung+vor+wald-+und+flaechenbraenden+_20_07_2022_) in each case as of July 20, 2022.