Forest Fire (9483 ha) in Madagascar 18 Sep 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 1017585
Countries: Madagascar
Start Date - Last detection*: 18 Sep 2023 - 02 Oct 2023
Duration (days): 14
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 9483 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

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


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