Current forest fires in the Russian Federation


Forest Fires in the Russian Federation

28 June 2020

Active fires on 26 June 2020 (red) and accumulated locations of the fires between 1 March and 25 June 2020 (black) in Russia East of the Urals. Source: The maps are generated daily by the Regional Eurasia Fire Monitoring Center (REFMC), Sukachev Institute of Forest, Remote Sensing Laboratory, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch, Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation.

Fire Weather Index (FWI) and Drought Code (DC) for Eurasia for 26 June 2020.
Eurasia Experimental Fire Weather Information System (under renovation, June 2020)

For official information on the status of wildfires in the territory of the Russian Federation, see the following websites:

Land surface anomalies: Comparative Analyses

Eurasia land-surface temperature anomalies 19 March to 20 June 2020. Source: NASA

Western Siberian surface temperature anomalies for May 2020 and December 2019 to May 2020. Source: Copernicus.

GISTEMP temperature anomalies for the area of interest in Siberia. GISTEMP data (downloaded from on 20 May 2020.

Media Reports

GFMC Book Publication on the Use of Prescribed Fire in the Russian Federation (published in May 2013)

GFMC Background on Wildland Fires in the Russian Federation

Bibliography on fire in ecosystems of boreal Eurasia
One of the results of the first international fire science conference in the Russian Federation (1993) was the publication of a monograph on fire in boreal Eurasia, including some selected contributions on boreal North America. The literature cited in the monograph contains numerous publications, which in many cases are not easily accessible. To facilitate literature search the bibliographical sources are provided by topic (chapter).
Goldammer, J.G. and V.V. Furyaev. 1996. Fire in Ecosystems of Boreal Eurasia. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 390 p.

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