Forest Fire (18250 ha) in India 11 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 1012721
Countries: India
Start Date - Last detection*: 11 Mar 2023 - 16 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 5
People affected: 312 in the burned area
Burned area: 18250 ha
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*(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 15 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 9872 16 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 312 18250 17 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

The forest fire happened in India , Union Territory of Mizoram (population 726,787) .

Radius Population
10 km 56000 people
5 km 14000 people
2 km 12000 people
1 km 8500 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 1292 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Mizoram India 730000 people
Chittagong Bangladesh 14.7 million people

Affected populated places

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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
Aizwal AJL 305 Civ. Paved No 4100 85 km
Lengpui 417 0 92 km



Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Barkal Karnafuli Karnafuli 1962 66 km
Gumti Gumti 1976 91 km

Nuclear plants

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