Forest Fire (11709 ha) in Laos 01 Mar 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 1012630
Countries: Laos
Start Date - Last detection*: 01 Mar 2023 - 17 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 16
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 11709 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 6411 10 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 8910 11 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 9968 12 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 10223 14 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
5 0.5 0 11590 16 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
6 0.5 0 11709 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 Xekong (population 65,688) .

Radius Population
10 km 36000 people
5 km 26000 people
2 km 8400 people
1 km 3000 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 2 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Xekong Laos 66000 people
Champasak Laos 530000 people
Attapeu Laos 91000 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
Saravane VNA 175 Civ. Unpaved No 4900 62 km
Attopeu AOU 105 Civ. Unpaved No 4300 69 km
Kham Duc 340 0 96 km

Ports

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Houayho Houayho 1999 42 km

Nuclear plants

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