Forest Fire (13787 ha) in Russian Federation 05 May 2023

Event summary

This forest fire can have a low humanitarian impact based on the and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID WF 1014076
Countries: Russian Federation
Start Date - Last detection*: 05 May 2023 - 16 May 2023
Duration (days): 11
People affected: 6 in the burned area
Burned area: 13787 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)


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Russia - Wildfires (ECHO 10 May 2023)Wed, 10 May 2023 10:11

  • Several wildfires have been occurring across the Oblasts of Kurgan and Tyumen in the southern Ural Mountains area and western Siberia (southern Russia), resulting in casualties and damage.
  • According to media reports, at least 21 people have died, and more than 5,000 buildings have been burned.
  • A state of emergency was introduced in the Kurgan Oblast.
  • Over the next 24 hours, according to the JRC Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS) the fire danger forecast is expected to be from high to extreme across the affected areas.
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Articles: 3 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Putin instructed to send children injured in fires to rest2023-05-17T12:40+0200.

2023-05-17T10:38:41.152Z. Highlights: Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed to send children affected by fires in the Kurgan and Sverdlovsk regions to rest. Putin decided to submit a report on the completed order by September 1, 2023
13:04 18 fires rage Russia's Tyumen region2023-05-14T16:03+0200.

Almost a thousand people were involved in extinguishing 18 natural fires in the Tyumen region, Interfax reports, citing the information center of the regional government. “Nine forest fires on an area of 5,671 hectares are active in the Tyu
Forest fires rage in several regions of Russia2023-05-08T14:50+0200.

Over 300 residential buildings and 3,900 buildings were destroyed by fire in the Kurgan region of the Russian Federation as a result of natural fires crossing buildings. This was reported to TASS on Monday by the emergency services. “As a r

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (27), WMO (1), INFORM (2), JRC (1),