Background: Wildfires are on the rise for various reasons, including hunting, the growth of new plants, and the encroachment of forest regions, particularly in developing countries. As a result, it will lose its environment, property, wildlife, and human life.
Methods: It generates a burn severity map that can estimate the extent of wildfire damage. The nine bands and vegetation indices are derived using Google Earth Engine (GEE) and the Quantum Geographic Information System (QGIS) platform from Landsat 8 satellite imagery. The Manang district employs wavelengths near-infrared (NIR) and shortwave-infrared (SWIR) to determine burnt patches and burn severity.
Results: According to the evaluation, 26 percent of forest fires have moderate, low, high, and higher severity; however, 30 percent of unburned and low-severity fires receive a severity rating of 37 percent. Thus, it shows a considerable rise in wildfires in the Manang area.
Conclusion: In general, it has been a novel technique for recognizing wildfire hotspots and mapping their intensity in higher elevations that takes fewer resources and time. Such necessary data assists vital stakeholders, communities, and decision-makers in making well-informed decisions.