Forest Fire (5003 ha) in Myanmar 04 Mar 2023

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 1012729
Countries: Myanmar
Start Date - Last detection*: 04 Mar 2023 - 14 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 10
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 5003 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 0 5003 15 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Myanmar , State of Chin State (population 467,022) . The nearest places are Mawlaik, and Imphal.

Radius Population
10 km 7000 people
5 km 1000 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Chin State Myanmar 470000 people
Manipur India 1.9 million people
Mizoram India 730000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Mawlaik Sagaing Myanmar City 44000 people 86 km
Imphal Manipur India City 220000 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
Aizwal AJL 305 Civ. Paved No 4100 85 km
Kalemyo KMV 152 Civ. Paved No 5500 90 km
Imphal Municipal IMF 775 Civ. Paved Yes 9000 100 km



Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Khuga Khuga 2007 43 km

Nuclear plants

More information

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