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 18 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 (19 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) 30 September, 2011 According to the wildfire situation report of 30 September 2011 a total of 61 fires affected 514 ha forested and 74 ha non-forested lands. 25 fires of them were reported as new fires. 25 fires were put out the same day they have been discovered.
Through all of Russia 646 people 15 aircraft, 153 bulldozers, tractors and engines have been involved in fire fighting.
Since the beginning of the 2011 fire season a total of 19767 fires affected 1 027 259 ha forested and 322 191 ha non-forested lands of the Forest Fund of Russia.
Most fires have been reported in the following regions: Krasnoyarsk region – 10 Irkiutsk region – 12 Republic of Buriatia – 7
An except of Forest Lands there were 14 fires in Bratsk City lands, Irkutsk region. Area burned is 280 ha.
Source: Aerial Forest Fire Center of Russia (Avialesookhrana)
Satellite-derived fire information Avialesookhrana provides also up-to-date satellite images for the Russian Federation and neighboring territories.
Latest (27 August 2011 09:00 GMT) 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. (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 (20th – 30th August 2011):
Latest maps maps showing fire activities of 19 July 2011 (selection):
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From the Media
Fire situation on the territory of the Russian Federation from the 20 September 2011
20 hotbeds of wildfires with the total area 267,61 hectares have been registered in the Russian Federation within twenty four hours. 14 hotbeds with the area of 80.11 ha have been extinguished. 11 hotbeds including those emerged earlier and one large one continue burning, the area of active burning is 12.22 ha, 233.98 ha has been contained.
Within the past twenty fourhours14 hotbeds of wildfires with the total area of 80.11 hectares were extinguished, 12 of them with the area of 66.22 ha were extinguished on the day of detection.
Within twenty four hours wildfires have gone 267.61 hectares, including 200.59 ha of forest land, 67.0 ha – steppe land, 0.02 ha – peat land.
12 hotbeds of wildfire (the area of active burning is 12.22 ha, 233.98 ha has been contained)continue burning. All the hotbeds are on the forest lands (FFA).
There are 38 controlled 81 uncontrolled undergrowth burning sites and 27 sites of waste burning in the territory of the Russian Federation.
2 354 people and 734 units of equipment were involved to extinguish wildfires.
432 people and 147 units of equipment – from EMERCOM of Russia;
224 people and 124 units of equipment – from FFA;
324 people and 95 units of equipment from the Ministry of the Interior;
1374 people and 368 units of equipment – other RSChS subsystems;
Compared with the previous twenty four hours there is a rise in number of wildfire hotbeds (by 6 hotbeds) and in areas on fire (by 187.5 ha).
Given the weather forecast an emergency fire situation will remain in the Siberian, Southern and North-Caucasian Federal Districts: in the Republics of Tuva, Altai, Dagestan, Kalmykia, Altai, Zabaikalsky and Stavropol Territories, Novosibirsk Region.
Dynamics of changes in number of hotbeds and area on fire
Source: EMERCOM of Russia
Recent Media Reports on Fires in the Russian Federation