Forest Fire (16492 ha) in India 08 Apr 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 1013907
Countries: India
Start Date - Last detection*: 08 Apr 2023 - 27 Apr 2023
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 98 in the burned area
Burned area: 16492 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 98 16492 01 May 2023 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in India , State of Orissa (population 33,375,120) . The nearest places are Bhawanipatna, Berhampur, Ichchapuram, Parlakimidi, and Mandasa.

Radius Population
10 km 36000 people
5 km 19000 people
2 km 11000 people
1 km 1200 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Orissa India 33.4 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Bhawanipatna Orissa India City 62000 people 83 km
Berhampur Orissa India City - 102 km
Ichchapuram Andhra Pradesh India City 33000 people 105 km
Parlakimidi Andhra Pradesh India City 44000 people 108 km
Mandasa Andhra Pradesh India City 9300 people 112 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
Utkela 207 0 90 km
Nuagaon 200 0 100 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Baruva India 115 km


Nuclear plants

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