Last update: November 18th, 2019 at 11:00 am
The fires in far east Russia long the Amur River (called the Heliong Jiang in Chinese) separates Russia and China. Forest and other wildfires occur in the area nearly every spring, sometimes started by lightning and sometimes started by people, and 2006 was no exception.
Also Fires have been burning off and on throughout May, and on May 24, the MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of numerous fires (marked in red) billowing thick smoke. Therefore smoke from the fire in China is blowing northeast, while the smoke from several of the fires in Russia blows northwest. Nature due to weather related storms cause a lot of these fires.