Forest Fire (11410 ha) in Myanmar 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 1013139
Countries: Myanmar
Start Date - Last detection*: 18 Mar 2023 - 29 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 11
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 11410 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 11410 30 Mar 2023 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Myanmar , State of Kayah State (population 202,082) .

Radius Population
10 km 3400 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Kayah State Myanmar 200000 people
Mae Hong Son Thailand 170000 people

Affected populated places

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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
Mae Hong Son HGN 232 Civ. Paved Yes 6500 40 km
Loikaw LIW 896 Civ. Paved No 5200 68 km



Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Mobye Baluchaung 1971 84 km

Nuclear plants

More information

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