Forest Fire (13896 ha) in Myanmar 17 Jan 2023

Event summary

This forest fire can have a low humanitarian impact based on the and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID WF 1011516
Countries: Myanmar
Start Date - Last detection*: 17 Jan 2023 - 05 Feb 2023
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 1217 in the burned area
Burned area: 13896 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

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


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According to the fire brigade headquarters, six fires broke out in six townships in Yangon Region within one day. Fires broke out in six townships between 10:00 am and 7:30 pm on 8 February. The fires occurred at Samsung Showroom on Theinby
3,500+ hot spots detected by satellite on Sunday, raising pollution co ... 2023-01-23T21:17+0100.

More than 3,500 hot spots were detected in Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and Malaysia on Sunday, by the Suomi NPP satellite, raising serious concerns over forest fires, cross-border pollution and PM 2.5 dust during the dry season. Accor
A 18 años del Tsunami en Tailandia que dejó más de 200 mil muertos2022-12-26T10:46+0100.

Cada 26 de diciembre se honra a las víctimas de aquel desastre que fue originado por un de magnitud 9,1 en la escala de Richter. El epicentro se situó a 80 kilómetros al noroeste de la isla indonesia de Sumatra y se produjo a 30 kilómetros

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