Forest Fire (11718 ha) in China 19 Apr 2021

Event summary

This forest fire is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID WF 1000162
Countries: China
Start Date - Last detection*: 19 Apr 2021 - 20 Apr 2021
Duration (days): 1
People affected: 4259 in the burned area
Burned area: 11718 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)


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Impact Timeline

IDAlert colorGDACS ScorePopulation AffectedBurned Area (ha)Last UpdateSource
1 0.5 4259 11718 21 Apr 2021 05:01 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in China , Province of Heilongjiang (population 39,022,690) . The nearest places are Yilan, Tangyuan, Jiamusi, Nancha, and Hegang.

Radius Population
10 km 77000 people
5 km 31000 people
2 km 14000 people
1 km 10000 people
Burned Area 4200 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 16834 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Heilongjiang China 39 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Yilan Heilongjiang China City 69000 people 27 km
Tangyuan Heilongjiang China City - 30 km
Jiamusi Heilongjiang China City 540000 people 56 km
Nancha Heilongjiang China City 120000 people 86 km
Hegang Heilongjiang China City 740000 people 102 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Yilan YLN 91 0 26 km
Jiamusi East JMU 82 0 65 km



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