Forest Fire (7362 ha) in India 27 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 1010268
Countries: India
Start Date - Last detection*: 27 Nov 2022 - 06 Dec 2022
Duration (days): 9
People affected: 22222 in the burned area
Burned area: 7362 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 22131 6739 02 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 22207 6927 03 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 22222 7362 07 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

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

Radius Population
10 km 1.6 million people
5 km 220000 people
2 km 66000 people
1 km 39000 people
Burned Area 22000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 1064 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 14 km
Damoh Madhya Pradesh India City 120000 people 76 km
Narsimhapur Madhya Pradesh India City 47000 people 77 km
Murwara Madhya Pradesh India City 190000 people 84 km
Mandla Madhya Pradesh India City 46000 people 92 km
Umaria Madhya Pradesh India City 27000 people 104 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
Jabalpur JLR 494 Civ. Paved No 6500 22 km



Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Pariat Pariat Nalla 1927 27 km
Bargi Narmada 1988 36 km
Mehgaon Tolla Mehgaon Nalla 1981 39 km
Mala Son 1929 49 km
Khapa Local Nalla 1983 71 km
Thanwar Thanwar 1990 79 km
Upper Wain Ganga Wainganga n/a 101 km

Nuclear plants

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