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18 February 2022

Fires in Chaung U Sagaing


Chaung U


Fire in Sagaing

Myanmar Witness documented the destruction of whole villages in the Sagaing region between 18 February and 16 March 2022 around Chaung U village, located at: 21.97357941, 94.72136688.

Myanmar Witness analysts identified the fire damage first through NASA FIRMS, which indicates heat signatures at about 1900 on 18 February 2022. Satellite imagery obtained from Planet dated 20 February 2022 shows almost the entire village has been destroyed, with clear signs of ash remaining from the fire damage.

Read Myanmar Witness' report for more information.

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