Fire Kazakhstan

Forest Fires in Kazakhstan

21 July 2003

Updateinformation on ongoing forest fires and summary of the 2203 fire

season of the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan as of 20 July 2002

  • Number of forest fires since  the beginning of the year – 573

  • Total area burned in 2003 – 71,671 ha

  • Thereof wooded land  – 22,872 ha

  • Area most affected by forest fires – Semipalatinsk

  • Number of Forest fires in Semipalatinsk – 228

  • Total area burned in 2003 –  31,932 ha

  • Thereof wooded land – 14,381 ha

Source:Mr. Nikolay I.Ezhov, Director of the Kazakh Base for Aerial
Forest Fire Protection

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 21 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 719 355  ha (1308 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 20 July 2003 (selection)

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