Forest Fire (12908 ha) in Laos 27 Feb 2023

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 1012484
Countries: Laos
Start Date - Last detection*: 27 Feb 2023 - 17 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 18
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 12908 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 0 7211 03 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 8345 04 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 10922 05 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 11134 06 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
5 0.5 0 12637 07 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
6 0.5 0 12908 08 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
7 0.5 0 13098 09 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
8 0.5 0 14070 10 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
9 0.5 0 14810 11 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
10 0.5 0 15270 12 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
11 0.5 0 16272 13 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
12 0.5 0 17890 14 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
13 0.5 0 17939 15 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
14 0.5 0 18037 16 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
15 0.5 0 18132 17 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
16 0.5 0 18695 18 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Laos , Province of Attapeu (population 90,605) .

Radius Population
10 km 48000 people
5 km 12000 people
2 km 4800 people
1 km 2400 people
Burned Area no people


Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Attapeu Laos 91000 people
Stoeng Treng Cambodia 53000 people
Rotanokiri Cambodia 61000 people
Champasak Laos 530000 people

Affected populated places

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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
Attopeu AOU 105 Civ. Unpaved No 4300 16 km
Dak Seang 657 0 91 km
Dak To 2 601 0 102 km
Ratanakiri RBE 324 Civ. Unpaved Yes 3900 104 km
Polei Kleng 570 0 108 km

Ports

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Houayho Houayho 1999 45 km

Nuclear plants

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