Fires burning North of the Black Sea in the Ukraine and Russia. True Colour Image taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on theAqua satellite (9th August 2011)
Fires in Eastern Russia
MODIS (Terra) satellite image of fires and smoke in the Yakutsk region in Eastern Russia, 9th August 2011 (resolution: 2 km and 500m)
Fire danger map for June for Eastern Siberia:
Source: Sukachev Institute for Forest, Krasnoyarsk
Eurasian Experimental Fire Weather Information System
The system has been developed by forest fire researchers from Canada, Russia and Germany has been displayed on this website starting 25 July 2001. Complete information and a set of daily fire weather and fire behaviour potential maps covering Eurasia (the Baltic Region, Eastern Europe, countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Mongolia) can be accessed at: https://gfmc.online/fwf/eurasia1.htm
Latest Experimental Fire Weather Index (FWI) map for Eurasia (08 August 2011)
Note: The components of the Fire Weather Index and the meteorological data below are updated daily at ca. 15:00 GMT/UTC by the Northern Forestry Centre, Canada. In the list below the latest maps (including the FWI) can be downloaded. These maps will provide the information at the date of clicking on the link.
Latest Situation Updates of the Aerial Forest Fire Centre of Russia
Wildfire situation report of the Aerial Forest Fire Center of Russia (Avialesookhrana)2 August, 2011According to the wildfire situation report of 2 August 2011 a total of92 fires affected 2950 ha forested and 125 ha non-forested lands.48 fires of them were reported as new fires.An except 57 fires were put out the same day they have been discovered.Through all of Russia 3438 people 54 aircraft, 319 bulldozers, tractors and engines havebeen involved in fire fighting.Since the beginning of the 2011 fire season a total of 16954 firesaffected 856086 ha forested and 265630 ha non-forested lands of the Forest Fund of Russia.Most fires have been reported in the following regions:Arkhangelsk region – 24Komi republic – 14Habarovsk region – 10Source: Aerial Forest Fire Center of Russia (Avialesookhrana) Prepared for GFMC by Andrey Usachev
Satellite-derived fire information Avialesookhrana provides also up-to-date satellite images for the Russian Federation and neighboring territories.
Latest (09 August 2011 03:00 GMT) MODIS (Terra and Aqua) composite.
The red squares indicate regions of active fires.
For details the GFMC readers are encouraged to use the hyperlinks provided by Avialesookhrana.
(Source: Avialesookhrana cloudiness maps)
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 02 August 2011 (selection):
More maps of other regions are available on request: email@example.com
Daily Report of the EMERCOM Website
47 hotbeds of wildfires with the total area 811.76 hectares have been registered in the Russian Federation within twenty four hours. 56 hotbeds with the area of 3 515.36 ha have been extinguished. 18 hotbeds continue burning, the area of active burning is 42.8ha, 426.42 ha has been contained.
Within the past twenty fourhours56 hotbeds of wildfires with the total area of 3 515.36 hectares were extinguished, including 35 with the area of 183.36 ha extinguished on the day of detection.
Within twenty four hours wildfires have gone 811.76 hectares, including 794.21 hectares forest land and 17.55 ha – peat land.
18 hotbeds of wildfire (the area of active burning is 42.8 hectares, 426.42 ha have been contained) continue burning. Of these 16 fires with the area of 457.22 ha are on the forest lands (FFA),1 hotbed with the area 2.0 ha – in settlements in Perm Territory, 1 hotbed with the area of10 ha in reserve lands in Tver Region.
There are 75 uncontrolled undergrowth burning sites and 5 hotbeds of waste burning on the territory of the Russian Federation.
6 474 people and 1 713 units of equipment were involved to extinguish wildfires.
Of these: 1 932 people and 391 units of equipment – from EMERCOM of Russia; 482 people and185 units of equipment – from FFA; 19 people and 6 units of equipment from the Ministry of Natural Resourses, 991 people and 293 units of equipment – from the Ministry of the Interior, 3 050 people and 835 units of equipment – other RSChS subsystems.
Compared to the previous 24 hours there is a fall in the number of wildfires (by 9 hotbeds) and in the areas on fire (by 2 703.6 ha).
The most difficult situation with fires remains in Komi Republic and Magadan Region (hard to reach areas, unfavorable weather conditions).
Given the weather forecast, the emergency wildfire situation will remain in all the Federal Districts with the exception of the Urals FD and Northwestern FD: Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Republic of Kalmykia, Dagestan, Khabarovsk, Altai and Primorsk Territories, Sakhalin, Orenburg, Saratov, Astrakhan, Volgograd, Rostov, Yaroslav Regions, Krasnodar Territory, Stavropol Territory.
Source: EMERCOM of Russia
Recent Media Reports on Fires in the Russian Federation