An Activity of the Global Wildland Fire Network

Country Reports
Peatland Fire Problems and Significant Events
(Historic – GFMC Archive)

Peat-swamp biomes cover the Western Siberian lowlands between the Urals in the West and Yenisei River in the East. Photo: GFMC.

Fire scars in the wetlands of Kazakhstan 2009. Photo: GFMC.


Fires in radioactively contaminated peatlands

Forest Fires on the Areas Contaminated by Radionuclides from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Accident

News from the Forest Fire Situation in the Radioactively Contaminated Regions


Fire drill and nature preservation combined


Forest Fire Situation in Estonia (including peat fires)

Peat Fires in Estonia 1996-1997

A TEIA report of 1996 and a satellite scene (ESA) of peatland fires in Estonia in 1997


Forest Fire Situation including Peat Fires


Project: Moor burning in Diepholzer Moorniederung



Forest Fire Situation in Latvia (including peat fires)


Project: Peatland Fires on Biebrza Marshes

Russian Federation

The Wildland Fire Season 2002 in the Russian Federation. An Assessment by the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC)

Fires on Drained Peat Soils of Russia – Causes and Effects

Examples of Media Reports 1999-2002:

Underground Fires Smoke out City Residents

Hearing in the Russian Parliament – the State Duma – in 2020
On 23 September 2010 the GFMC presented the Preliminary Assessment of the Fire Situation in Western Russia in 2010” at the parliamentary hearing of the State Duma of Russia, Committee for Natural Resources, Nature Use and Ecology “Forest Fire Protection Legal Support Development”:

Peatland fire in Western Russia 2010. Photo: GFMC.

Peatland fire in Western Russia 2010. Photo: GFMC.

Smoke impact of peatland fire in Western Russia 2010. Photo: GFMC.

Rewetting / restoration of peatlands in Western Russia 2013. Photo: GFMC Archive.



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