Forest fires in Russia 2023
The fire hazard situation in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug may be complicated due to abnormal heat. This forecast was made by the scientific director of the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia Roman Vilfand.
“Inhabitants of the north of Siberia from about May 31 are expected to experience abnormal heat waves – these are periods of extreme heat, when the temperature exceeds the norm by 5-7 degrees. Up to 30 degrees are expected in Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug. Conditions are being created for spontaneous combustion of peat and other phenomena provoking fires,” Roman Vilfand said.Izvestia“.
Evgeny Pisarevsky, head of the Forest Protection Department of Rosleskhoz, told the publication that at the moment the most difficult situation with forest fires has developed in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, Sverdlovsk and Tyumen regions. Fighting the fire is complicated by strong winds and abnormally hot weather.
Earlier, URA.RU said that 1,500 hectares of forest were on fire in Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, including the fire spreading across the territory of the Malaya Sosva Reserve. Forecasters predict hot weather and intermittent rains with thunderstorms in the region.