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Responsible for the service The Länsi-Uusimaa Rescue Department

Notification of prescribed burning or use of fire that generates a substantial amount of smoke

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Espoo
  • Public service

The Rescue Department must be notified of use of fire that generates a substantial amount of smoke.

The Rescue Department must be notified of prescribed burning in advance.

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To whom and on what terms

If the entrepreneur has established itself in another country in the European Economic Area and temporarily offers services in Finland, the same permits are required as from entrepreneurs established in Finland.

Information and forms related to open fires and prescribed burning:

Background information

The rescue department must be notified before the prescribed burning has been started. Burning arable land, logging areas or forest land is considered prescribed burning. Large scale burning of tree stumps, waste or leaves is also considered prescribed burning. The prescribed burning of forest land must be carried out under the supervision of professionals.

The prescribed burning must be permitted by the landowner. The person who lights the fire and makes the notification about prescribed burning is responsible for making sure that the fire does not spread from the planned burning area.

Basic information

The service is provided byCity of Espoo
Responsible for the serviceThe Länsi-Uusimaa Rescue Department
Area Espoo
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: The Länsi-Uusimaa Rescue Department
Updated: 26/5/2022