Forest Fire (13624 ha) in India 02 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 1012802
Countries: India
Start Date - Last detection*: 02 Mar 2023 - 16 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 14
People affected: 26 in the burned area
Burned area: 13624 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 26 13624 18 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) . The nearest places are and Chittagong.

Radius Population
10 km 86000 people
5 km 73000 people
2 km 22000 people
1 km 14000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 1292 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 93 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

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

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Chittagong Chittagong Bangladesh Major city 2.5 million people 90 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
Patenga CGP 4 Civ. Paved Yes 10000 92 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Chittagong BDCGP Bangladesh 91 km


Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Barkal Karnafuli Karnafuli 1962 46 km

Nuclear plants

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