Information on Forest Fires in the Russian Federation (Status: Morning 17 April 2012):
A total of 165 forest fires were controlled during the previous day (16 April 2012), including 7 large fires
As of morning of 17 April 2012 a total of 91 fires are recorded which have affected a total territory of 1,966 hectares, including 1,336 hectares of forests
There are no threats to settlements and other objects of economy
For suppression of fires 2,879 people, 594 technical firefighting units and 16 aircraft were involved
The most difficult situation develops in the forests of the Siberian Federal District
Republic of Buryatiya – 15 fires, area burned 97 ha
Zabaykalsky Krai – 44 fires, 480 ha
Novosibirsk region – 14 fires, 296 ha
This image is extracted from the webserver of EMERCOM of Russia: http://www.mchs.gov.ru/fire_map.php
Translation of the text: Fire
Hot spots: 19
Time of observation: 18.04.2012
Time of burning: 17.04.2012-18.04.2012
Area burned: 80.2 sq.km.
Coordinates: 49`54`07“N, 134`30`26“E
Zoom the map to see the fire perimeter
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 (17 April 2012) 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.
Avialesookhrana provides also up-to-date satellite images for the Russian Federation and neighboring territories.
Latest (18 April 2012 15:00 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)
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 FIRMS is offering an experimental version of MODIS Keyhole Markup Language (KML) time series showing Collection 5 active fire/hotspot detections by animating
the location of fires that have occurred in the region in the last 48 hours (Google Earth must be installed):
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 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 (8th – 18th April 2012):
Latest maps showing fire activities of 18 April 2012 (selection):
(Zabaikalsky krai) Buryatia
(Zabaikalsky krai) Omskaya oblast
More maps of other regions are available on request: email@example.com
WildlandFire relatednews from the Media:Note: The hyperlinks on the left side of each news are password-protected (User ID and password to enter the GFMC database are
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establishment of the internal GFMC database):