Forest Fire (11410 ha) in France 16 Aug 2021

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 1001978
Countries: France
Start Date - Last detection*: 16 Aug 2021 - 18 Aug 2021
Duration (days): 2
People affected: 4709 in the burned area
Burned area: 11410 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

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

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Impact Timeline

IDAlert colorGDACS ScorePopulation AffectedBurned Area (ha)Last UpdateSource
1 0.5 4245 8474 17 Aug 2021 08:42 GWIS
2 0.5 4275 8615 18 Aug 2021 03:02 GWIS
3 0.5 4709 11410 19 Aug 2021 03:02 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in France , Region of Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur (population 4,332,708) . The nearest places are Toulon, Cannes, Nice, Cogolin, Vidauban, Ste-Maxime, Draguignan, Puget-sur-Argens, Fréjus, Saint-Raphaël, and Saint-Auban.

Radius Population
10 km 81000 people
5 km 43000 people
2 km 16000 people
1 km 13000 people
Burned Area 4700 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 165224 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 27 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur France 4.3 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Cogolin Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France City 9800 people 10 km
Vidauban Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France City 7800 people 13 km
Ste-Maxime Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France City - 16 km
Draguignan Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France City 37000 people 26 km
Puget-sur-Argens Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France City 6800 people 26 km
Fréjus Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France City 46000 people 27 km
Saint-Raphaël Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France City 30000 people 30 km
Cuers Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France City 8700 people 31 km
Brignoles Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France City 14000 people 32 km
Salernes Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France City 3600 people 33 km
Hyères Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France City 51000 people 33 km
La Garde Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France City 28000 people 41 km
Toulon Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France Major city 160000 people 46 km
Mandelieu-la-Napoule Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France City 19000 people 48 km
Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France City 15000 people 50 km
La Seyne-sur-Mer Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France City 61000 people 51 km
Cannes Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France Major city 69000 people 54 km
Grasse Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France City 46000 people 55 km
Antibes Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France City 76000 people 63 km
Cagnes-sur-Mer Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France City 46000 people 69 km
La Ciotat Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France City 32000 people 70 km
Vence Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France City 18000 people 71 km
Aubagne Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France City 44000 people 71 km
St-Laurent-du-Var Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France City - 74 km
Allauch Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France City 21000 people 77 km
Manosque Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France City 21000 people 78 km
Nice Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France Major city 330000 people 80 km
Carros Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France City 10000 people 80 km
Gardanne Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France City 21000 people 81 km
Digne-les-Bains Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France City - 89 km
Saint-Auban Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France City - 93 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
Le Cannet 81 Civ. Paved Yes 4500 9 km
La Mole LTT 18 0 12 km
St. Tropez Heliport JSZ unknown 0 18 km
Pierrefeu 81 Civ. Paved No 6500 26 km
St Raphael 2 0 27 km
Hyeres TLN 4 Civ. Paved Yes 6900 34 km
Mandelieu CEQ 4 Civ. Paved No 5200 49 km
Le Castellet CTT 424 Civ. Paved Yes 5700 54 km
Cannes Croisette JCA unknown 0 54 km
Sophia Antipolis Heliport SXD unknown 0 60 km
Juan Les Pins JLP unknown 0 61 km
Aubagne Agora Hlpd JAH unknown 0 68 km
Vinon 275 Civ. Unpaved No 4100 71 km
Nice - Côte d'Azur NCE 4 Civ. Paved Yes 9700 74 km
St Auban 460 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 91 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Anse Des Canebiers France 19 km
Ste. Maxime France 19 km
Saint Raphael France 28 km
Port Pothuau France 29 km
Levant Island France 32 km
Agay France 37 km
Toulon FRTLN France 47 km
Cannes FRCEQ France 54 km
Bandol France 59 km
Antibes FRANT France 63 km
La Ciotat FRLCT France 69 km
Cassis France 74 km
Nice FRNCE France 81 km
Villefranche FRVLL France 83 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Saint Cassien Biancon 1966 45 km
Sainte Croix Verdon 1974 53 km
Quinson Verdon 1974 53 km
Chaudanne Verdon 1952 60 km
Castillon Verdon 1948 64 km
Lac de l'Esparron Greoux Verdon 1967 64 km
Bimont Infernet 1952 78 km
L'Escale Durance 1962 93 km

Nuclear plants

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