Forest Fire (6628 ha) in India 11 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 1019490
Countries: India
Start Date - Last detection*: 11 Mar 2024 - 18 Mar 2024
Duration (days): 7
People affected: 2128 in the burned area
Burned area: 6628 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 2128 6185 17 Mar 2024 09:00 GWIS
2 0.5 2128 6608 18 Mar 2024 09:00 GWIS
3 0.5 2128 6628 19 Mar 2024 09:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in India , Union Territory of Mizoram (population 726,787) .

Radius Population
10 km 10000 people
5 km 5000 people
2 km 2100 people
1 km 2100 people
Burned Area 2100 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Mizoram India 730000 people
Chittagong Bangladesh 14.7 million 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
Aizwal AJL 305 Civ. Paved No 4100 80 km
Lengpui 417 0 87 km



Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Barkal Karnafuli Karnafuli 1962 72 km
Gumti Gumti 1976 89 km

Nuclear plants

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