According to the preliminary data of 20 July 2016 a total number of 6028 fires were detected in Siberia (50-70N; 60-140E), Russian Federation since March of 2016, affecting 5.19 million ha of forests and other lands. In the Krasnoyarsk and Evenkiya region, a total of 826 fires detected and 1.86 million ha of forest and other areas affected. It must be noted that these preliminary data will be validated at the end of the year and thus become subject to correction (as 20 July 2016).
Active fires burning in Krasnoyarsk Region and Evenkiya shown on the top map (as 18 July 2016, Source: Krasnoyarsk Joint Science Center for Satellite Remote Sensing). The accumulated locations of the fires between 1 March and 20 July 2016 in the Amurskaya Oblast, Buryatija / Transbaikal / Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk of the Russian Federation can be seen on the lower map. The mapsare generated daily by the Sukachev Institute of Forest, Remote Sensing Laboratory, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch, Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation. For official information on the status of wildfires in the territory of the Russian Federation see the website of the Federal Forest Service of Russia:http://www.rosleshoz.gov.ru/forest_fires/info/727
Forest fires burning in the north part of Krasnoyarsk Region and Evenkiya (Source: NASA Earth Observatory)