Forest Fire (22715 ha) in China 14 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 1000168
Countries: China
Start Date - Last detection*: 14 Apr 2021 - 20 Apr 2021
Duration (days): 6
People affected: 37811 in the burned area
Burned area: 22715 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 37811 22715 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 Changchun, Jilin, Jiutai, Dehui, Xinan, Datun, Fanjiatun, Yushu, Yitong, and Yantongshan.

Radius Population
10 km 390000 people
5 km 190000 people
2 km 120000 people
1 km 100000 people
Burned Area 37000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 457292 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
Jiutai Jilin China City 170000 people 18 km
Dehui Jilin China City 100000 people 29 km
Changchun Jilin China Major city - 52 km
Xinan Jilin China City - 58 km
Datun Jilin China City - 69 km
Fanjiatun Jilin China City - 78 km
Jilin Jilin China Major city 1.2 million people 86 km
Yushu Jilin China City 120000 people 93 km
Yitong Jilin China City - 108 km
Yantongshan Jilin China City 57000 people 112 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
Chang Chun East 213 0 47 km
Changchun / Dafang Shen CGQ 232 Civ. Paved Yes 8500 55 km
Jilin / Erh Thi Tzu JIL 166 0 65 km
Changchun / Datun 239 0 69 km



Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Shitoukoumen Yinma He 1965 35 km

Nuclear plants

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