Fires in Kazakhstan

Forest Fires in Kazakhstan

25 June 2004

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Fires between the Caspian and Aral Seas
At the northern end of the stony deserts scattered across the Ustyurt Plateau between the Caspian Sea (left edge) and the Aral Sea (right) in southern Kazakhstan, several large fires were detected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite on June 20, 2004. Areas where the sensor detected active fires are marked in red. The western group of fires is divided in the center by the Emba River, which flows southwestward toward the CaspianSea.


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Updated informationon current forest fires and summary for the 2004 fire season of the Republic of Kazakhstan for 25 June 2004:

  • Number of forest fires from the beginning of the year: 711

  • Total area burned in 2004: 13829 ha

  • Including covered with a wood: 12019 ha

Most affected regions by forest fires: 


  • Number of Forest Fires: 45

  • Area burned: 5861 ha

  • Including covered with a wood: 5818 ha


  • Number of Forest Fires: 162

  • Area burned: 3098 ha

  • Including covered with a wood: 2818 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
Kazakhstan, 480020

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 2004 fireseason is 532 068 ha (24 June 2004).

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