GFMC: Forest Fires in the Russian Federation

Forest Fires  in the Russian Federation  

25 April 2007

Avialesookhrana from the National Forest Fire Centre of Russia provides up-to-date NOAA images for the whole of the Russian Federation and neighbour territories. The Space Monitoring Information Support Laboratory provides extensive links to sites with satellite imagery for the Russian Federation, meteorological information as well as fire related images are accessible.

The NOAA AVHRR satellite image composite shows fire activities in the Russian Federation.

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Latest (25 April) NOAA 12&14 AVHRR composite
The red squares indicate regions of active fires (MODIS Detection). For details the GFMC readers are encouraged to use the hyperlinks provided by Avialesookhrana, the Aerial Forest Fire Protection Service of the Federal Forest service of Russia.
(Source: Avialesookhrana cloudiness maps)

Fire situation report of  the Aerial Forest Fire Protection Service of Russia (Avialesookhrana), 25 April 2007

According to the wildfire situation report of 24 April 2007 a total of 75 fires affected 1565 ha forested and 258 ha non forested lands, 61 fires of them were reported as new fires. In addition 80 fires occurred that were put out the same day they have started.

Through all of Russia 1211 people, 9 aircraft, 339 bulldozers, tractors and engines have been involved in fire fighting.

Since the beginning of the 2007 fire season a total of 983 fires affected 8127 ha forested and 797 ha non-forested lands of the Federal Forest Agency. (For comparison: Last year up to this date 614 fires have burnt 2769 ha forested and 1391 ha non-forested lands.)

Most fires have been reported in the following regions:

  • Chita – 19

  • Khakasiya – 16

  • Irkutsk – 9

  • Tyumen – 6

  • Amurskaja obl – 4

Source: Aerial Forest Fire Protection Service of Russia (Avialesookhrana), prepared for GFMC by Nastya Rodenko

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