Forest Fire (6204 ha) in Myanmar 21 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 1013040
Countries: Myanmar
Start Date - Last detection*: 21 Mar 2023 - 29 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 8
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 6204 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 5423 28 Mar 2023 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 5802 29 Mar 2023 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 6204 30 Mar 2023 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Myanmar , State of Shan State (population 3,870,921) . The nearest places are Ban San Mafuang, and Chang Rai.

Radius Population
10 km 6200 people
5 km 4800 people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Shan State Myanmar 3.9 million people
Chiang Mai Thailand 1.4 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Ban San Mafuang Chiang Mai Thailand City - 60 km
Chang Rai Chiang Rai Thailand City - 83 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
Monghsat MOG 571 Civ. Paved No 5000 16 km
Tachilek THL 390 Civ. Paved Yes 7000 76 km
Chiang Rai 400 0 84 km
Chiang Tai International CEI 390 Civ. Paved Yes 9800 84 km



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