Forest Fire (8214 ha) in Myanmar 27 Feb 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 1012760
Countries: Myanmar
Start Date - Last detection*: 27 Feb 2023 - 15 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 16
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 8214 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 8214 16 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Myanmar , State of Kayah State (population 202,082) .

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
Kayah State Myanmar 200000 people
Shan State Myanmar 3.9 million people

Affected populated places

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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
Loikaw LIW 896 Civ. Paved No 5200 31 km
Mae Hong Son HGN 232 Civ. Paved Yes 6500 62 km



Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Mobye Baluchaung 1971 46 km

Nuclear plants

More information

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