Current forest fires in the Russian Federation

Forest Fires in the Russian Federation  

11 July 2014

This image, captured on 10 July 2014 by theModerate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard the Aqua satellite, shows fires on Central Russia. The hotspots appear as red dots.

Accumulated map of thermoactive (burnt area) zones in Central Regions of Russia.
1 March – 2 July, 2014

More maps of other regions are available on request:

Firein Shestaki Zheleznogorsk (Irkutsk region):

For media reports see GFMC Media page:

New Book Publication on the Use of Prescribed Fire in the Russian Federation (published May 2013)

Background on Wildland Fires in the Russian Federation

Bibliography on fire in ecosystems of boreal Eurasia
One of the results of the first international fire science conference in the Russian Federation (1993) was the publication of a monograph on fire in boreal Eurasia, including some selected contributions on boreal North America. The literature cited in the monograph contains numerous publications which in many cases are not easily accessible. To facilitate literature search the bibliographical sources are provided by topic (chapter).
Goldammer, J.G. and V.V. Furyaev. 1996. Fire in Ecosystems of Boreal Eurasia. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 390 p.

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