THE annual fire ban has come into effect across Andalucia and will remain in place until at least mid-October.
No fire is to be used in any fields in the region and all vehicles are forbidden from driving through forest areas.
Barbecues are forbidden anywhere within 400 metres of a forest.
They are only to be allowed in tourist establishments, rural restaurants and educational camps and you must have authorisation from Environmental delegations.
The ban is an attempt to reduce the risk of forest fires, which can prove devastating.
The burning of vegetation or agricultural waste is also forbidden.
Authorities have vowed to monitor areas to ensure the rules are being followed.