Current conditions and ongoing forestry operations may be propitious for forest fires. The SOPFEU reduces their occurrence by recommending the implementation of restrictions or the suspension of certain activities during forestry operations.
• It is forbidden to smoke or to use an open flame within 15 m of a fuel storage or handling point.
• No person may smoke in or near a forest from 1 April to 15 November while working or travelling, except in a building or a closed vehicle.
There are a number of precautions that can be taken to avoid causing a fire during forestry operations.