Forest Fire (18596 ha) in India 26 Oct 2022

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 1009906
Countries: India
Start Date - Last detection*: 26 Oct 2022 - 14 Nov 2022
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 29126 in the burned area
Burned area: 18596 ha
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*(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 29126 18596 15 Nov 2022 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in India , State of Madhya Pradesh (population 70,045,940) . The nearest places are Gadarwara, Sohagpur, Narsimhapur, Parasia, Itarsi, Hoshangabad, Chhindwara, and Vidisha.

Radius Population
10 km 510000 people
5 km 200000 people
2 km 130000 people
1 km 90000 people
Burned Area 29000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 836 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Madhya Pradesh India 70 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Gadarwara Madhya Pradesh India City 38000 people 23 km
Sohagpur Madhya Pradesh India City 23000 people 42 km
Narsimhapur Madhya Pradesh India City 47000 people 65 km
Parasia Madhya Pradesh India City 38000 people 76 km
Itarsi Madhya Pradesh India City 96000 people 87 km
Hoshangabad Madhya Pradesh India City 99000 people 88 km
Chhindwara Madhya Pradesh India City 120000 people 96 km
Vidisha Madhya Pradesh India City 140000 people 108 km

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Critical infrastructure

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


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Dhana 520 0 104 km



Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Barna Barna 1976 57 km
Tawa Reservoir Tawa Tawa 1975 69 km
Kanhargaon Kulbehra 1987 94 km

Nuclear plants

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