Forest Fire (6799 ha) in Russian Federation 14 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 1012876
Countries: Russian Federation
Start Date - Last detection*: 14 Mar 2023 - 29 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 15
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 6799 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 6465 24 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 6739 25 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 6799 30 Mar 2023 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Russian Federation , Region of Astrakhanskaya oblast' (population 1,026,603) . The nearest places are Astrakhan, and Krasnyye Barrikady.

Radius Population
10 km 4200 people
5 km 2300 people
2 km 1400 people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 6799 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Astrakhanskaya oblast' Russian Federation 1 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Astrakhan Astrakhanskaya Russia Major city 500000 people 62 km
Krasnyye Barrikady Astrakhanskaya Russia City 6200 people 74 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
Astrakhan Southeast 0 0 60 km
Astrakhan ASF 30469 Civ. Paved Yes 8200 64 km
Astrakhan Northwest 30466 0 77 km



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