Forest Fire (5787 ha) in Laos 22 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 1019315
Countries: Laos
Start Date - Last detection*: 22 Feb 2024 - 06 Mar 2024
Duration (days): 13
People affected: 15 in the burned area
Burned area: 5787 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

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

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Articles: 5 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

News2 hours ago Northern Thailand’s Chiang Mai Struggles to Combat Wil ... 2024-03-11T02:58+0100.

The governor of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand is offering a 10,000-baht reward for anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest of someone who sets fire to forested regions. Chiang Mai’s Governor Nirat Sitthithaworn said on Su
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Chiang Mai tops world’s most polluted cities due to rampant forest fir ... 2024-02-28T01:32+0100.

, a province in northern Thailand, has been blanketed by worsening haze, catapulting it to the top of the list of the world’s ten most polluted cities . The thick smog is a direct consequence of forest fires that have been burning unabated
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Forest fires blanket Chiang Mai in haze2024-02-27T23:21+0100.

CHIANG MAI: The haze in this northern province worsened on Tuesday as the provincial capital topped the list of the 10 most polluted cities in the world. This was attributed to forest fires that have been raging for about two weeks. Accordi
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Dholes latest wild canids likely making comeback in Nepal, study shows2024-02-27T16:47+0100.

Dholes and Himalayan wolves were extensively persecuted across rural Nepal for preying on livestock, leading to their decline in the region. But recent observations suggest a resurgence of both species, possibly due to the reclaiming of the
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (27), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2), JRC (1),