Notification of prescribed burning or use of fire that generates a substantial amount of smoke
- Permit or other obligation
- 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.
Do the following
To whom and on what terms
A permit from the landowner is required for the prescribed burning. The person who submits the notification is responsible for ensuring that the fire does not spread beyond the prescribed burning area.
If a trader who is established in another country belonging to the European Economic Area provides services on a temporary basis in Finland, they are required to apply for the same permits for their activities as traders established in Finland.
Information and forms related to open fires and prescribed burning:
A notification of the prescribed burning must be submitted to the rescue authority before the prescribed burning is set to begin. Prescribed burning involves burning arable land, felling areas or forest land. Any large-scale incineration of stumps, rubbish and leaves is also considered to constitute prescribed burning. The prescribed burning of forest land can only take place under the supervision of a professional.