Forest Fire (5451 ha) in Mali 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 1012795
Countries: Mali
Start Date - Last detection*: 11 Mar 2023 - 19 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 8
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 5451 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 5061 18 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 5320 19 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 5451 20 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Mali , Region of Mopti (population 1,629,923) . The nearest places are Mopti, and San.

Radius Population
10 km 18000 people
5 km 10000 people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Mopti Mali 1.6 million people
Segou Mali 1.7 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Mopti Mopti Mali City 110000 people 67 km
San Segou Mali City 24000 people 90 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
Mopti Barbe MZI 276 Civ. Paved No 8200 77 km



Nuclear plants

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