Fire Kazakhstan

Forest Fires in Kazakhstan

14 July 2003

Theinformation on the arisen and working forest fires in territoryof RepublicKazakhstan as of  11 July 2003

  • Quantity of forest fires from the beginning of year – 539

  • The burnt out area – 42674 hectare

  • Including covered with a wood – 18350 hectare

  • The most subject area to forest fires – Semipalatinsk

  • Forest fires- 222

  • The burnt out area –  30172  hectare

  • Including covered with a wood – 13601 hectare

Source:Directorof the Kazakh base of aviation protection of woods

Mr. Nikolay I. Eghov
Chief, Avialesookhrana of Kazakhstan
Gorkogo St. 259
Kazakhstan, 480020

The following information on the statusof forest fires in the Republic of Kazakhstan on 07 July 2003 has been providedby Avialesookhrana of Kazakhstan:

According to the Remote SensingLaboratory of the Sukachev Institute for Forest in Krasnoyarsk (RussianFederation) the total land area affected by fire in Kazakhstan in the 2003 fireseason is 717 293  ha (1305 fires).

Daily Fire Occurrence and Fire Danger Maps of the Fire Laboratory of the Sukachev Institute of Forest, Krasnoyarsk
Selected fire occurrence maps, satellite images and a forest fire danger map are prepared daily by the Russian GFMC correspondent Dr. Anatoly Sukhinin, Fire Laboratory of the Sukachev Institute of Forest, Krasnoyarsk, in collaboration with the Emergency Situation Monitoring and Forecasting Agency, Krasnoyarsk branch. The maps are produced on the base of satellite data (classification by the NOAA AVHRR). They show the fire locations (by latitude and longitude) and the area affected by fire (red signature, size in ha). The red arrow at each fire location points to the nearest populated place. The terms Oblast or Kray used in the maps are designations of administrative regions. A map showing the boundaries of administrative regions and a legend is included below.

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Administrative boundaries

Overview map showing large fire locations detected over the last 10 days

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Latest maps maps showing fire activities of 11 July 2003 (selection)

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