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You always need the landowner’s permission to make open fire. 

Länsi-Uusimaa Rescue Department does not accept notifications concerning the making of open fire (with the exception of prescribed burning and other burning that produces significant smoke). 

Permission to make open fire on the land of the City of Espoo must be applied for using the form below:

Open fire on the land of the City of Espoo, in Finnish 

Submit the form to the rescue service at least five (5) days before the planned use of open fire. You can send the form by e-mail to the address palotarkastaja(a)espoo.fi or by letter to the address: Tilannekeskus, Länsi-Uudenmaan pelastuslaitos, PL 6700, 02070 Espoon kaupunki.

General information about making open fire 

Prescribed burning and other burning that produces significant smoke  

The Rescue Department must be notified two (2) weeks in advance of the planned date and time of prescribed burning or other fire handling that produces significant smoke. The time must be confirmed to the rescue department 24 hours in advance by e-mail or telephone on 09 816 28699.

You must always have the landowner’s permission for burning. It is polite to inform neighbours about potential smoke nuisance well in advance before burning. 

Notify the Rescue Department with the following form:

Notification of prescribed burning or fire handling that produces significant smoke, in Finnish, Word-document

Send the notification to the Länsi-Uusimaa Rescue Department by e-mail to pelastuslaitos(a)espoo.fi.

Map coordinates for the notification can be obtained, for example, using the 112 Suomi application: see the Emergency Response Centre Agency’s website

Finnish Meteorological Institute’s warnings 

Additional information

On-duty fire inspector
tel. 09 8162 6815, weekdays 9:00–11:30

Situation centre tel. 09 8162 8699

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