Forest Fire (15707 ha) in China 18 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 1000165
Countries: China
Start Date - Last detection*: 18 Apr 2021 - 20 Apr 2021
Duration (days): 2
People affected: 32143 in the burned area
Burned area: 15707 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 32143 15707 21 Apr 2021 05:01 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in China , Province of Jilin (population 27,325,100) . The nearest places are Jilin, Yushu, Dehui, Jiutai, Jishu, Shuangcheng, and Lalin.

Radius Population
10 km 270000 people
5 km 140000 people
2 km 81000 people
1 km 63000 people
Burned Area 32000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 452998 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Jilin China 27.3 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Yushu Jilin China City 120000 people 37 km
Dehui Jilin China City 100000 people 38 km
Jiutai Jilin China City 170000 people 62 km
Jishu Jilin China City 100000 people 67 km
Shuangcheng Heilongjiang China City 120000 people 78 km
Lalin Heilongjiang China City - 84 km
Jilin Jilin China Major city 1.2 million people 97 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
Jilin / Erh Thi Tzu JIL 166 0 77 km
Shuang Cheng 172 0 83 km
137 0 88 km
Harbin Yangjiagang HRB 125 Civ. Paved Yes 10400 106 km



Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Shitoukoumen Yinma He 1965 85 km

Nuclear plants

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