Forest Fire (12135 ha) in Nepal 09 Apr 2023

Event summary

This forest fire is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID WF 1013615
Countries: Nepal
Start Date - Last detection*: 09 Apr 2023 - 28 Apr 2023
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 6488 in the burned area
Burned area: 12135 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

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

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Impact Timeline

IDAlert colorGDACS ScorePopulation AffectedBurned Area (ha)Last UpdateSource
1 0.5 3441 6570 19 Apr 2023 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 6488 12135 20 Apr 2023 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 6532 12813 21 Apr 2023 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 6554 15727 22 Apr 2023 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 6588 18913 23 Apr 2023 03:00 GWIS
6 0.5 6588 19020 24 Apr 2023 03:00 GWIS
7 0.5 6588 19822 27 Apr 2023 03:00 GWIS
8 0.5 12027 21379 28 Apr 2023 03:00 GWIS
9 0.5 12027 21580 29 Apr 2023 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Nepal , Zone of Rapti (population 1,128,149) . The nearest places are Lawamjula, Balrampur, and Mehndawal.

Radius Population
10 km 110000 people
5 km 55000 people
2 km 26000 people
1 km 17000 people
Burned Area 12000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 38 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Rapti Nepal 1.1 million people
Lumbini Nepal 2.2 million people
Uttar Pradesh India 147.2 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Lawamjula Rapti Nepal City - 77 km
Balrampur Uttar Pradesh India City 72000 people 85 km
Mehndawal Uttar Pradesh India City 25000 people 104 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Dang DNP unknown 0 60 km
Bhairawa BWA 109 Civ. Paved Yes 5000 69 km
Baglung BGL unknown 0 87 km
Rolpa RPA unknown 0 93 km
Chaurjhari HRJ unknown 0 96 km

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Nuclear plants

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