Forest Fire (16478 ha) in India 06 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 1012727
Countries: India
Start Date - Last detection*: 06 Mar 2023 - 16 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 10
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 16478 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 16400 15 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 16478 17 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in India , State of Assam (population 23,612,650) . The nearest places are Silchar, Dimapur, and Imphal.

Radius Population
10 km 150000 people
5 km 120000 people
2 km 38000 people
1 km 12000 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 1520 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Assam India 23.6 million people
Nagaland India 1.3 million people
Manipur India 1.9 million people
Meghalaya India 1.9 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Silchar Assam India City 150000 people 64 km
Dimapur Assam India City 110000 people 90 km
Imphal Manipur India City 220000 people 102 km

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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
Kumbhirgram IXS 108 Civ. Paved Yes 5800 46 km
Dimapur DMU 148 Mil. Paved Yes 7300 91 km
Imphal Municipal IMF 775 Civ. Paved Yes 9000 101 km



Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Umrong Umrong 1982 46 km
Khandong Kopili 1987 54 km

Nuclear plants

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