Forest Fire (9508 ha) in Laos 18 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 1012874
Countries: Laos
Start Date - Last detection*: 18 Mar 2023 - 28 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 10
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 9508 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 6290 24 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 7531 25 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 8834 26 Mar 2023 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 9238 27 Mar 2023 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 0 9397 28 Mar 2023 03:00 GWIS
6 0.5 0 9508 29 Mar 2023 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Laos , Province of Xaignabouri (population 206,126) .

Radius Population
10 km 45000 people
5 km 13000 people
2 km 10000 people
1 km 7800 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 114 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Xaignabouri Laos 210000 people
Louangphrabang Laos 380000 people

Affected populated places

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Sayaboury ZBY 380 Civ. Unpaved No 4200 19 km
Ban Na Then 405 0 69 km
Ban Xieng Keo 305 0 71 km
Louang Phrabang LPQ 298 Civ. Paved No 6000 78 km
Xieng Lom XIE unknown 0 88 km
Ban Done 213 0 96 km
Vang Vieng 296 0 101 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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