Forest Fire (6334 ha) in Cambodia 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 1012784
Countries: Cambodia
Start Date - Last detection*: 27 Feb 2023 - 17 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 18
People affected: 3 in the burned area
Burned area: 6334 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 6159 17 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 3 6334 18 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Cambodia , Province of Stoeng Treng (population 53,126) . The nearest places are and Muang Không.

Radius Population
10 km 5000 people
5 km 2800 people
2 km 1600 people
1 km 1100 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Stoeng Treng Cambodia 53000 people
Rotanokiri Cambodia 61000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Muang Không Champasak Laos City 13000 people 80 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
Ratanakiri RBE 324 Civ. Unpaved Yes 3900 52 km
Stung Treng TNX 60 Civ. Paved Yes 4200 59 km
Khong Khong Island KOG unknown 0 81 km



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