Forest Fire (12486 ha) in China 15 Mar 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 1019486
Countries: China
Start Date - Last detection*: 15 Mar 2024 - 23 Mar 2024
Duration (days): 8
People affected: 5498 in the burned area
Burned area: 12486 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

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


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China - Wildfires (ECHO 18 Mar 2024)Mon, 18 Mar 2024 11:51

  • A number of wildfires have been affecting southern China, in particular the Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces since 15 March, causing casualties and widespread damage.
  • Media report, as of 18 March, four fatalities in the Yunnan Province, of whom three in the Lincang City area and one more in the Wenshan City. Media also report one injured person in the Lincang City area. In addition, approximately 4,900 evacuated people were reported across the Yajiang County, Sichuan Province.
  • As of 18 March, according to the JRC Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS), the total burnt area across the aforementioned Yajiang County is more than 10,000 ha.
  • Over the next 24 hours, according to the JRC GWIS, the fire danger forecast is from high to very extreme over the Yunnan Province while better conditions are forecast over the Sichuan Province.
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