Forest Fire (12379 ha) in China 30 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 1013156
Countries: China
Start Date - Last detection*: 30 Mar 2023 - 02 Apr 2023
Duration (days): 3
People affected: 5783 in the burned area
Burned area: 12379 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 5631 10814 01 Apr 2023 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 5845 11395 02 Apr 2023 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 5783 12379 03 Apr 2023 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in China , Province of Heilongjiang (population 39,022,690) . The nearest places are Didao, Jixi, Hengshan, Yilan, Jiamusi, and Bamiantong.

Radius Population
10 km 230000 people
5 km 100000 people
2 km 49000 people
1 km 35000 people
Burned Area 5800 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 124184 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Heilongjiang China 39 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Didao Heilongjiang China City 110000 people 63 km
Jixi Heilongjiang China City 400000 people 78 km
Hengshan Heilongjiang China City 160000 people 84 km
Yilan Heilongjiang China City 70000 people 85 km
Jiamusi Heilongjiang China City 550000 people 102 km
Bamiantong Heilongjiang China City 66000 people 107 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
Yilan YLN 91 0 82 km
Jiamusi East JMU 82 0 107 km



Nuclear plants

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