Updateinformation on ongoing forest fires and summary of the 2003 fire
season of the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan as of 08 August 2003
Number of forest fires since the beginning of the year – 604
Total area burned in 2003 – 73,357 ha
Thereof wooded land – 21,147 ha
Area most affected by forest fires – Semipalatinsk
Number of Forest fires in Semipalatinsk – 238
Total area burned in 2003 – 31,936 ha
Thereof wooded land – 14,397 ha
Source:Mr. Nikolay I.Ezhov, Director of the Kazakh Base for Aerial Forest Fire Protection
Mr. Nikolay I. Eghov Chief, Avialesookhrana of Kazakhstan Gorkogo St. 259 Almaty Kazakhstan, 480020
The following information on the statusof forest fires in the Republic of Kazakhstan on 10 August 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 815632 ha (1448 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.
Overview map showing large fire locations detected over the last 10 days
Latest maps maps showing fire activities of 10 August 2003 (selection)