Forest Fire (19594 ha) in China 12 Mar 2024

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 1019469
Countries: China
Start Date - Last detection*: 12 Mar 2024 - 15 Mar 2024
Duration (days): 3
People affected: 3549 in the burned area
Burned area: 19594 ha
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*(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 4287 26772 15 Mar 2024 09:01 GWIS
2 0.5 4958 27414 16 Mar 2024 09:01 GWIS
3 0.5 3549 19594 27 Mar 2024 09:01 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

The forest fire happened in China , Province of Jilin (population 27,325,100) . The nearest places are Dongping, Tailai, Zhenlai, Dalai, and Angangxi.

Radius Population
10 km 61000 people
5 km 32000 people
2 km 23000 people
1 km 16000 people
Burned Area 3500 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Jilin China 27.3 million people
Heilongjiang China 39 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Dongping Jilin China City - 44 km
Tailai Heilongjiang China City 65000 people 45 km
Zhenlai Jilin China City 67000 people 59 km
Dalai Jilin China City - 77 km
Angangxi Heilongjiang China City 58000 people 114 km

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Critical infrastructure

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