Forest Fire (18250 ha) in India 11 Mar 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 1012721
Countries: India
Start Date - Last detection*: 11 Mar 2023 - 16 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 5
People affected: 312 in the burned area
Burned area: 18250 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

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

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Combating Heat Waves and The Rise In Global Temperatures2023-03-24T08:41+0100.

India is currently facing the wrath of intense heat waves. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted temperatures rising above normal maximum temperatures from March 2023 to May 2023 in parts of northeast India, east and cent
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In photos: Forest fires ruined over 67,000 ha of Odisha’s forest cover ... 2023-03-23T06:12+0100.

Odisha lost over 67,000 hectares of forest cover due to wildfires between 2018 and March 17, 2023. During the period, over 0.173 million forest fires were reported in Odisha, according to the state’s forest, environment and climate change m
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India News | Outbreak of Disasters Can Be Minimized Only by Proactive ... 2023-03-22T02:27+0100.

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], March 22 (ANI): Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Tuesday inaugurated the "International Conference on Use of Modern Technology for Disaster Management" in Dehradun. He said that the Himalayan
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Outbreak of disasters can be minimized only by proactive approach: Utt ... 2023-03-22T02:14+0100.

on Tuesday inaugurated the "International Conference on Use of Modern Technology for Disaster Management" in Dehradun. He said that the Himalayan states are extremely vulnerable from the point of view of disasters. "Earthquakes, landslides,
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