Forest Fire (6712 ha) in Albania 08 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 1002016
Countries: Albania
Start Date - Last detection*: 08 Aug 2021 - 25 Aug 2021
Duration (days): 17
People affected: 311 in the burned area
Burned area: 6712 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

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

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Impact Timeline

IDAlert colorGDACS ScorePopulation AffectedBurned Area (ha)Last UpdateSource
1 0.5 311 5494 22 Aug 2021 03:02 GWIS
2 0.5 311 5897 23 Aug 2021 03:02 GWIS
3 0.5 311 6150 24 Aug 2021 03:02 GWIS
4 0.5 330 6570 25 Aug 2021 03:02 GWIS
5 0.5 311 6712 26 Aug 2021 03:02 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Albania , District of Mirdite (population 54,570) . The nearest places are Tiranë, Shkodër, Kukës, Zur, Peshkopi, Djakovica, Prizren, Burrel, Junik, Lezhë, and Elbasan.

Radius Population
10 km 8000 people
5 km 2900 people
2 km 1300 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 532 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Mirdite Albania 54000 people
Kukes Albania 110000 people
Puke Albania 52000 people
Dibre Albania 140000 people
Tropoje Albania 48000 people
Mat Albania 82000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kukës Albania City 16000 people 18 km
Zur Kosovo Serbia City - 37 km
Peshkopi Albania City 14000 people 43 km
Djakovica Kosovo Serbia City - 43 km
Prizren Kosovo Serbia City 150000 people 47 km
Burrel Albania City 15000 people 48 km
Junik Kosovo Serbia City - 51 km
Lezhë Albania City 16000 people 55 km
Orahovac Kosovo Serbia City 23000 people 55 km
Shkodër Albania Major city 84000 people 58 km
Fushë-Bulqizë Albania City - 58 km
Laç Albania City 23000 people 59 km
Debar The Republic of North Macedonia City 18000 people 61 km
Tetovo The Republic of North Macedonia City 71000 people 62 km
Gostivar The Republic of North Macedonia City 49000 people 62 km
Suva Reka Kosovo Serbia City - 63 km
Gusinje Montenegro City - 67 km
Krujë Albania City 19000 people 67 km
Plav Montenegro City - 68 km
Pec Kosovo Serbia City 79000 people 70 km
Savine Vode Kosovo Serbia City - 79 km
Stimlje Kosovo Serbia City - 81 km
Tiranë Albania Capital 360000 people 84 km
Kicevo The Republic of North Macedonia City - 84 km
Andrijevic Montenegro City - 87 km
Istok Kosovo Serbia City - 87 km
Roz Montenegro City - 92 km
Ivangrad Montenegro City - 96 km
Elbasan Albania City 100000 people 102 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
Kukes 472 0 16 km
Amiko 416 0 48 km
Gramsh 99 0 55 km
Shkoder / Shtojiri 30 0 57 km
Tirane Rinas TIA 21 Civ. Paved Yes 9000 80 km
30480 0 85 km
Ivangrad IVG 709 0 95 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Shengjin ALSHG Albania 58 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Fierza Reservoir Fierza Drin 1979 29 km
Koman Reservoir Komani Dam Drin 1986 34 km
Ulza Mati 1967 47 km
Shkopet Mati 1962 50 km
Vau-Dejes Reservoir Vau-Dejes Drin 1973 50 km
Radonjic Becka Reka 1980 53 km
Mavrovo Mavrovska Reka 1956 57 km
Spilje Crni Drim 1969 64 km
Globocica Crni Drin 1965 84 km

Nuclear plants

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