Forests in the region are currently at increased risk of fire.
Due to high temperatures and low precipitation, some areas of the state are at level 5, the highest risk category, the Rheinland-Pfalz forestry department warned. The department asks visitors to avoid smoking and open fire in or near the forest. Cars should not be parked over dry grass, which a hot engine can ignite, and access roads to the forest should be kept free to allow access for fire and rescue vehicles. In case of emergency, dial 112. The mobile app “Hilfe im Wald
” (Help in the Forest) shows numbered rescue points near trail access points.