Forest Fire (13537 ha) in India 03 Nov 2022

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 1009990
Countries: India
Start Date - Last detection*: 03 Nov 2022 - 20 Nov 2022
Duration (days): 17
People affected: 14763 in the burned area
Burned area: 13537 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(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 14211 6642 16 Nov 2022 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 14211 6695 17 Nov 2022 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 14211 7009 18 Nov 2022 04:00 GWIS
4 0.5 14211 8458 19 Nov 2022 04:00 GWIS
5 0.5 14472 11652 20 Nov 2022 04:00 GWIS
6 0.5 14763 13537 21 Nov 2022 04:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in India , State of Madhya Pradesh (population 70,045,940) . The nearest places are Jabalpur, Murwara, Damoh, Umaria, Mandla, and Narsimhapur.

Radius Population
10 km 240000 people
5 km 97000 people
2 km 29000 people
1 km 26000 people
Burned Area 15000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 342 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Madhya Pradesh India 70 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh India City 1 million people 29 km
Murwara Madhya Pradesh India City 190000 people 60 km
Damoh Madhya Pradesh India City 120000 people 75 km
Umaria Madhya Pradesh India City 27000 people 84 km
Mandla Madhya Pradesh India City 46000 people 98 km
Narsimhapur Madhya Pradesh India City 47000 people 100 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Jabalpur JLR 494 Civ. Paved No 6500 26 km

Ports

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Pariat Pariat Nalla 1927 22 km
Mehgaon Tolla Mehgaon Nalla 1981 42 km
Mala Son 1929 43 km
Bargi Narmada 1988 53 km
Khapa Local Nalla 1983 85 km
Thanwar Thanwar 1990 92 km

Nuclear plants

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