Forest Fire (7280 ha) in India, Bangladesh 11 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 1012747
Countries: India, Bangladesh
Start Date - Last detection*: 11 Mar 2023 - 16 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 5
People affected: 3 in the burned area
Burned area: 7280 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 3 6889 16 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 3 7280 17 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

The forest fire happened in India , Union Territory of Mizoram (population 726,787) . The nearest places are and Chittagong.

Radius Population
10 km 35000 people
5 km 12000 people
2 km 12000 people
1 km 12000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Mizoram India 730000 people
Chittagong Bangladesh 14.7 million people
Chin State Myanmar 470000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Chittagong Chittagong Bangladesh Major city 2.5 million people 83 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
Patenga CGP 4 Civ. Paved Yes 10000 84 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Chittagong BDCGP Bangladesh 84 km


Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Barkal Karnafuli Karnafuli 1962 46 km

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