Forest Fire (14509 ha) in Mexico 28 Feb 2023

Event summary

This forest fire can have a low humanitarian impact based on the and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID WF 1012457
Countries: Mexico
Start Date - Last detection*: 28 Feb 2023 - 17 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 17
People affected: 1 in the burned area
Burned area: 14509 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)


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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (27), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2), JRC (1),