Forest Fire (15535 ha) in Mexico 14 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 1013761
Countries: Mexico
Start Date - Last detection*: 14 Apr 2023 - 03 May 2023
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 2704 in the burned area
Burned area: 15535 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 0 6479 24 Apr 2023 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 937 14528 26 Apr 2023 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 2704 15535 27 Apr 2023 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 3269 15897 28 Apr 2023 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 3491 16475 29 Apr 2023 03:00 GWIS
6 0.5 3491 16492 30 Apr 2023 03:00 GWIS
7 0.5 4569 17471 04 May 2023 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Mexico , State of Chiapas (population 3,524,501) . The nearest places are Emiliano Zapata, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Teapa, Tenosique, Balancan, Villahermosa, and Chiapa de Corzo.

Radius Population
10 km 110000 people
5 km 54000 people
2 km 29000 people
1 km 21000 people
Burned Area 4600 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 2508 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Chiapas Mexico 3.5 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Emiliano Zapata Tabasco Mexico City 18000 people 71 km
San Cristóbal de Las Casas Chiapas Mexico City 120000 people 76 km
Teapa Tabasco Mexico City 26000 people 76 km
Tenosique Tabasco Mexico City 32000 people 92 km
Balancan Tabasco Mexico City 11000 people 95 km
Villahermosa Tabasco Mexico City 360000 people 100 km
Chiapa de Corzo Chiapas Mexico City - 105 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
Palenque PQM 61 0 38 km
Ciudad Pemex 6 0 64 km
San Cristobal de Las Casas 2341 0 76 km
Capitan Carlos Perez VSA 13 Civ. Paved Yes 7200 93 km
Tenosique 25 0 93 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Concepcion Mexico 65 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Manuel Moreno Torres Grijalva 1980 98 km

Nuclear plants

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