Forest Fire (9079 ha) in Laos 19 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 1013008
Countries: Laos
Start Date - Last detection*: 19 Mar 2023 - 28 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 9
People affected: 716 in the burned area
Burned area: 9079 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 0.5 716 6968 27 Mar 2023 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 716 8943 28 Mar 2023 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 716 9079 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 Oudomxai (population 329,575) .

Radius Population
10 km 62000 people
5 km 13000 people
2 km 7300 people
1 km 5300 people
Burned Area <1000 people


Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Oudomxai Laos 330000 people
Louang Namtha Laos 130000 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
Muong Xai ODY 630 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 19 km
Muong Sai UON unknown 0 25 km
Luang Namtha LXG 600 Civ. Unpaved No 4400 53 km
Mengla 701 0 90 km
Louang Phrabang LPQ 298 Civ. Paved No 6000 94 km
Ban Xieng Keo 305 0 95 km
Boun Neua 925 0 106 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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