Forest Fire (10214 ha) in India, Bangladesh 07 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 1012725
Countries: India, Bangladesh
Start Date - Last detection*: 07 Mar 2023 - 14 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 7
People affected: 5 in the burned area
Burned area: 10214 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 5 10214 15 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

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

Radius Population
10 km 60000 people
5 km 23000 people
2 km 10000 people
1 km 10000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 2496 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Mizoram India 730000 people
Tripura India 2.9 million 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
Lengpui 417 0 31 km
Aizwal AJL 305 Civ. Paved No 4100 49 km
Kamalpur IXQ 45 Civ. Unpaved No 4500 65 km
Kailashahar IXH 28 Civ. Paved No 3300 67 km
Khowai IXN unknown 0 77 km
Shamshernagar ZHM unknown 0 80 km



Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Gumti Gumti 1976 62 km

Nuclear plants

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