Forest Fire (12134 ha) in India 25 Mar 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 1000204
Countries: India
Start Date - Last detection*: 25 Mar 2021 - 28 Apr 2021
Duration (days): 34
People affected: 18876 in the burned area
Burned area: 12134 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 18876 11605 26 Apr 2021 15:25 GWIS
2 0.5 18876 11630 27 Apr 2021 05:01 GWIS
3 0.5 18876 11849 28 Apr 2021 05:01 GWIS
4 0.5 18876 12123 29 Apr 2021 05:01 GWIS
5 0.5 18876 12134 30 Apr 2021 05:01 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in India , State of Bihar (population 91,443,350) . The nearest places are Chatra, Sherghati, Gaya, Hazaribagh, Hazaribag, Jhalpo, Hisua, Aurangabad, Nawada, Daudnagar, and Bihar.

Radius Population
10 km 510000 people
5 km 110000 people
2 km 34000 people
1 km 27000 people
Burned Area 18000 people


Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Bihar India 91.4 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Chatra Jharkhand India City 46000 people 19 km
Sherghati Bihar India City 32000 people 28 km
Gaya Bihar India City 410000 people 48 km
Hazaribagh Jharkhand India City - 56 km
Hazaribag Jharkhand India City 120000 people 57 km
Jhalpo Jharkhand India City - 58 km
Hisua Bihar India City 27000 people 69 km
Aurangabad Bihar India City 570000 people 74 km
Nawada Bihar India City 83000 people 82 km
Daudnagar Bihar India City 40000 people 94 km
Daltenganj Jharkhand India City 71000 people 98 km
Ramgarh Jharkhand India City 74000 people 98 km
Dehri Bihar India City 120000 people 100 km
Lohardaga Jharkhand India City 46000 people 107 km
Bihar Bihar India City 230000 people 109 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Gaya GAY 115 Civ. Paved Yes 4500 43 km
Daltonganj 229 0 96 km

Ports

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Tilaiya Barkar 1953 56 km
Phuwaria Tilaiya 1988 60 km
Nalkari Nalkari 1968 89 km
Konar Konar 1955 93 km

Nuclear plants

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