Forest Fire (5623 ha) in Laos 20 Apr 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 1019611
Countries: Laos
Start Date - Last detection*: 20 Apr 2024 - 24 Apr 2024
Duration (days): 4
People affected: 1276 in the burned area
Burned area: 5623 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

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

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Articles: 8 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Wildfires burn large land in Laos2024-05-03T15:58+0200.

VIENTIANE, May 3 (Xinhua) -- Many hectares of forests in Laos have been damaged in raging wildfires triggered by hot and dry weather, with most wildfires being the result of slash-and-burn cultivation. According to a Lao Economic Daily repo
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Wildfires burn large land in Laos2024-05-03T13:01+0200.

VIENTIANE, May 3 (Xinhua) -- Many hectares of forests in Laos have been damaged in raging wildfires triggered by hot and dry weather, with most wildfires being the result of slash-and-burn cultivation. According to a Lao Economic Daily repo
...(more)
Wildfires burn large land in Laos2024-05-03T13:01+0200.

VIENTIANE, May 3 (Xinhua) -- Many hectares of forests in Laos have been damaged in raging wildfires triggered by hot and dry weather, with most wildfires being the result of slash-and-burn cultivation. According to a Lao Economic Daily repo
...(more)
Wildfires burn large land in Laos2024-05-03T12:45+0200.

VIENTIANE, May 3 (Xinhua) -- Many hectares of forests in Laos have been damaged in raging wildfires triggered by hot and dry weather, with most wildfires being the result of slash-and-burn cultivation. According to a Lao Economic Daily repo
...(more)

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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),