Forest Fire (21580 ha) in Nepal 09 Apr 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 1013615
Countries: Nepal
Start Date - Last detection*: 09 Apr 2023 - 28 Apr 2023
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 12027 in the burned area
Burned area: 21580 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

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


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Met office predicts low rainfall and temperature rise ahead2023-05-05T05:21+0200.

Nepal is most likely to witness below-average rainfall in the upcoming monsoon season, according to a forecast by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology. The department’s Climate Section, which forecast weather conditions on Thursday f
Nepal braces for its most polluted year with over 9,000 forest fires2023-04-27T00:22+0200.

Kathmandu, April 26 (EFE).- Nepal expects this year to be its worst year for the environment with more than 9,000 forest fires expected in the Himalayan nation. The country has already been plagued by a large number of forest fires that hav
Districts of Lumbini province are caught unprepared by wildfires every ... 2023-04-25T04:25+0200.

A 13-year-old boy and a 55-year-old man succumbed to burn injuries they sustained while attempting to control a forest fire in Bardabas forest in Gulmi last week. One man sustained critical injuries in the same incident. In the past 10 days
Rainfall in several districts cools down Tarai weather2023-04-25T04:25+0200.

People residing in the Tarai region were relieved of scorching heat as the rainfall since Sunday evening continued through Monday, lowering the temperature levels. The Meteorological Forecasting Division under the Department of Hydrology an

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