Forest Fire (17903 ha) in Myanmar, Thailand 25 Feb 2024

Event summary

This forest fire can have a low humanitarian impact based on the and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID WF 1019320
Countries: Myanmar, Thailand
Start Date - Last detection*: 25 Feb 2024 - 10 Mar 2024
Duration (days): 14
People affected: 50 in the burned area
Burned area: 17903 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)


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Thailand - Wildfires (ECHO 07 Mar 2024)Thu, 07 Mar 2024 10:46

  • Several wildfires have been affecting north-western Thailand, in particular the Mae Hong Son Province, bordering with south-eastern Myanmar since 1 March, causing casualties and damage.
  • As of 7 March, according to the JRC Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS), the total burnt area over the last week across the aforementioend Province reached nearly 40,000 ha.
  • Media reports, as of the same date, one fatality, two injured people and an uncertain number of dispalced people across the Mae Hong Son Province.
  • Over the next 24 hours, according to the JRC GWIS, the fire danger forecast is from high to very high over the whole already affected Mae Hong Son Province.
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