Ban on barbecues in urban green areas:
Signs at barbecue areas warn of the great fire hazard
Because of the persistent heat and great dryness, any spark can trigger a devastating fire. To protect the green areas, barbecuing with an open fire on all public barbecue areas in the city of Frankfurt am Main is therefore prohibited with immediate effect. Rosemarie Heilig, Head of the Environment Department, asks the citizens for their understanding for this step: „All our barbecue areas are covered with trees, even the grass can ignite in a flash. The risk is simply too great. “
The ban applies to both wood- and coal-fired barbecues as well as camping, gas and electric barbecues. In addition, the use of shishas powered by glowing coal is prohibited.
Special care must also be taken in forests. The forest soils, ground vegetation and fallen foliage are extremely dry and highly flammable. The Försterinnen and Förster of the green area office ask the forest visitors and forest visitors therefore again urgently for careful behavior. Even a discarded bottle or a carelessly flipped cigarette butt can trigger a forest fire!
Smoking and open fire are not permitted in the forest. This applies in the context of the grill and fire prohibition issued now also to the grill places at the forest play parks Schwanheim and Scheerwald.
The prohibition applies until further notice, as long as this is lifted by the green area office again.
Further information can be obtained from the Grünflächenamt at the telephone number 069/212-30991. Information on possible sources of danger can also be provided via this telephone number. The barbecue ban is controlled by the public order office.
The barbecue ban takes effect on the basis of the general decree of Wednesday, June 27, and is valid from Thursday, June 28.