Forest Fire (6405 ha) in Kazakhstan 17 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 1013023
Countries: Kazakhstan
Start Date - Last detection*: 17 Mar 2023 - 28 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 11
People affected: 1535 in the burned area
Burned area: 6405 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 1535 6405 27 Mar 2023 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 1535 6606 29 Mar 2023 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Kazakhstan , Region of Kzyl-Orda (population 675,856) . The nearest places are Chili, and Yanykurgan.

Radius Population
10 km 16000 people
5 km 2000 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km no people
Burned Area 1500 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Kzyl-Orda Kazakhstan 680000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Chili Qyzylorda Kazakhstan City - 14 km
Yanykurgan Qyzylorda Kazakhstan City - 42 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
Yany Kurgan 152 0 41 km
Besaryk 213 0 88 km



Nuclear plants

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