Map of Wildfires in Russia

Map of Wildfires in Russia
Russia is being ravaged by hundreds of forest and peat-bog fires as the nation battles against record heat. Today the death toll from wildfires reaches 50.

A lot of maps locating the fires have been created in order to inform people about the current situation and track the new hotbeds of fire.

Russian-Fires built a map aimed at showing actual fires, blocked roads but above all helping find fire aid points, as well as temporary accommodation for fire victims.

All the mapped data is classified into different categories. For example, to find information about people willing to help you can choose the category Want to Help in the right-side sidebar, then select the needed sub-category (Non-food Items, Transport, Food, Money etc).

To view data for different periods of time you can use either the time-line or the chronological list of fires above the map.

Personally, I can imagine how terrible the situation is: my parents have nearly lost their country house (dacha) in a forest fire near Voronezh, Southern Russia. It was saved by a miracle, just because the wind suddenly changed direction.

Thursday, August 5th 2010

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