The fire chiefs in Hitra and Frøya has banned open fire in the woods. From today it is therefore forbidden to light fires or other things that can cause a fire hazard. - There has not been enough rain and it is reported no precipitation throughout next week, with increasing wind, fire chief Robert Day Bjørshol explains. Although the temperature is higher and the humidity has increased, the Meteorological Department issued OBS notice of locally very high grass and forest fire danger.

The ban has been introduced with effect from today, Friday, and will apply until another announcement is coming.