Forest Fire (6725 ha) in Myanmar 07 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 1012799
Countries: Myanmar
Start Date - Last detection*: 07 Mar 2023 - 17 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 10
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 6725 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 6725 18 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Myanmar , State of Shan State (population 3,870,921) . The nearest places are and Taunggyi.

Radius Population
10 km 35000 people
5 km 9600 people
2 km 1500 people
1 km 1200 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 114 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Shan State Myanmar 3.9 million people
Kayah State Myanmar 200000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Taunggyi Shan Myanmar City 160000 people 59 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
Loikaw LIW 896 Civ. Paved No 5200 63 km
Heho HEH 1176 Civ. Paved Yes 6000 64 km
Namsang NMS 945 Civ. Paved No 12000 95 km



Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Mobye Baluchaung 1971 52 km

Nuclear plants

More information

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