Satellite photos of wildfires in Siberia

wildfires Siberia satellite photoThese photos taken by the European Union’s Copernicus satellite show large wildfires that have been burning in grasslands (steppe) in southern Siberia for about a week. A State of Emergency has been declared in the Transbaikal region where about 1,200 personnel are battling the blazes. The province of Khabarovsk is also affected.

The photo below shows interesting burn patterns.

wildfires Siberia satellite photo

wildfires Siberia satellite photo

At least one large fire has burned from Russia into China.

wildfires Siberia satellite photo

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.