Forest Fire Regulations 2018

With summer approaching the Ministry of Environment of the Junta de Andalucía has issued their forest fire calendar for 2018.

Starting June 1st and running to October 15th the entire province of Andalusia is at high risk of forest fires which means it is prohibited to take motor vehicles off-road.


A medium risk for forest fires is from May 1st till May 31st and from October 16th until the 31st.

A low risk for forest fires is from January 1st till April 30th and from November 1st till December 31st.

Within the Sierra de Nerja, Pinarillo and the Fuente el Esparto any type of burning or use of fire is strictly prohibited during the high-risk period.

For danger zones outside of forested land, a permit is required from the local authority’s in order to burn waste between sunrise and 18:00 any day of the week during the period spanning May 1st till October 31st.

Outside of danger zones, vegetation waste may be burned after the creation of a suitable firewall.

For more information telephone, Malaga: 951 040 134.

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