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14 April 2022 / Washington Post / Kasha Patel

Fires burn in Siberia, but Russian firefighting assets are in Ukraine

Omsk Oblast, Russia

Fires are already erupting in Siberia this spring, sending billowing smoke into the western United States. One of the regions with the largest number of extinguished forest fires was in Omsk Oblast. Videos from the Siberian Times showed wildfires raging across the Omsk and Tyumen oblasts in Western Siberia, while satellite data showed several fires across the landscape beginning in the first half of April.

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