Forest Fire (9325 ha) in Myanmar 28 Feb 2023

Event summary

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

GDACS ID WF 1012655
Countries: Myanmar
Start Date - Last detection*: 28 Feb 2023 - 17 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 17
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 9325 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

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

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2023. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 7 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

PM 2.5 dust exceeds the standard in many areas “Kamphaeng Phet”, the h ... 2023-03-09T07:55+0100.

GISDA reveals satellite data showing that PM 2.5 dust exceeds the standard in many areas, “Kamphaeng Phet”, the highest with 1,237 spots in Thailand and 4,949 spots in Myanmar. Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (Public
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News10 hours ago PM2.5 Haze Pollution Particles Exceeded Safe Levels i ... 2023-03-07T12:43+0100.

PM2.5 haze pollution has exceeded safe levels in 36 provinces, particularly in northern Thailand, while Bangkok and surrounding provinces will remain suffocated for another two days. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s perma
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Haze and blazes hit North2023-03-07T00:22+0100.

Haze pollution is exceeding safe levels in 36 provinces, particularly in the North, while Bangkok and surrounding provinces will remain blanketed in smog for two more days. Jatuporn Buruspat, permanent secretary for the Ministry of Natural
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Thai National Environment Board to discuss forest fire and haze proble ... 2023-03-06T14:28+0100.

Thailand’s National Environment Board will meet on March 15 th to consider the forest fire and haze problems, after the Office of the ASEAN Secretary-General sent a “Second Level Alert” to all member countries about cooperation to cope with
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (27), WMO (1), INFORM (2), JRC (1),