Firesituation report of the Aerial Forest Fire Protection Service of Russia (Avialesookhrana),
20 April 2007
source: Aerial Forest FireProtection Service of Russia (Avialesookhrana)
Accordingto the wildfire situation report of April 19, 2007 a total of 8 firesaffected 89 ha forested and 12 non forested lands, 4 firesof them were reported as new fires. In addition 37 fires occurred that wereput out the same day they have started.
Throughall of Russia 208 people, 5 aircraft, 62 bulldozers,tractors and engines have been involved in fire fighting.
Since the beginning of the 2007 fire season a total of 540 fires affected5262 ha forested and 362 ha non-forested lands of the Federal ForestAgency.
(Forcomparison: Last year up to this date 185 fires have burnt 1668 haforested and 1053 ha non-forested lands) Most fires have been reported in the following regions: