Forest Fire (7064 ha) in Spain 08 Sep 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 1002281
Countries: Spain
Start Date - Last detection*: 08 Sep 2021 - 10 Sep 2021
Duration (days): 2
People affected: 717 in the burned area
Burned area: 7064 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 0.5 717 7064 10 Sep 2021 09:18 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Spain , Autonomous Community of Andalucia (population 6,949,643) . The nearest places are Gibraltar, Málaga, Estepona, Marbella, Ronda, Ubrique, San Roque, La Línea, Alhaurín el Grande, Mijas, and Marchena.

Radius Population
10 km 100000 people
5 km 49000 people
2 km 8000 people
1 km 2700 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 9614 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 180 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Andalucia Spain 6.9 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Estepona Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain City 52000 people 8 km
Marbella Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain City 110000 people 23 km
Ronda Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain City 34000 people 27 km
Ubrique Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain City 17000 people 33 km
San Roque Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain City 24000 people 39 km
La Línea Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain City 58000 people 42 km
Alhaurín el Grande Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain City 18000 people 44 km
Gibraltar Gibraltar Capital 26000 people 45 km
Mijas Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain City 53000 people 46 km
Los Barrios Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain City 19000 people 47 km
Fuengirola Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain City 60000 people 47 km
Algeciras Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain City 100000 people 49 km
Cártama Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain City 14000 people 52 km
Álora Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain City 12000 people 53 km
Alhaurín de la Torre Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain City 23000 people 55 km
Villamartín Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain City 11000 people 59 km
Arcos de la Frontera Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain City 29000 people 66 km
Tarifa Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain City 16000 people 67 km
Málaga Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain Major city 520000 people 69 km
Ceuta Ceuta Spain City 74000 people 69 km
Medina-Sidonia Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain City 10000 people 70 km
Morón Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain City 27000 people 74 km
Barbate de Franco Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain City - 77 km
Antequera Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain City 42000 people 78 km
Vejer de la Frontera Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain City - 78 km
La Puebla de Cazalla Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain City 10000 people 81 km
Osuna Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain City 17000 people 82 km
Estepa Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain City 12000 people 91 km
El Arahal Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain City - 92 km
Utrera Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain City 47000 people 94 km
Archidona Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain City 8400 people 95 km
Marchena Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain City 18000 people 95 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
Gibraltar GIB 5 0 43 km
Torremolinos UTL unknown 0 59 km
Malaga AGP 16 Civ. Paved Yes 10400 61 km
Moron AB OZP 87 Mil. Paved Yes 11800 86 km
Jerez XRY 28 Civ. Paved Yes 7500 86 km
Sania Ramel TTU 10 Civ. Paved Yes 7500 102 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Estepona Spain 8 km
Marbella Spain 23 km
La Linea Spain 42 km
Gibraltar GIGIB Gibraltar 46 km
Fuengirola Spain 47 km
Algeciras ESALG Spain 49 km
Torremolinas Spain 60 km
Tarifa ESTRF Spain 67 km
Ceuta ESCEU Spain 68 km
Malaga ESAGP Spain 70 km
Barbate Spain 78 km
Alcazar Zeguer Morocco 80 km
Cape Trafalgar Spain 84 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
La Concepcion Verde 1971 17 km
Guadarranque Guadarranque 1965 36 km
Los Hurones Majaceite 1964 41 km
Zahara Guadalete 1992 45 km
Charco Redondo Palmones 1983 46 km
Barbate Barbate 1992 55 km
Conde de Guadalhorce Conde de Guadalhorce Ardales 1921 57 km
Guadalhorce Guadalhorce Guadalhorce 1973 58 km
Guadalteba Guadalteba Guadalteba 1972 58 km
Guadalcacin 2 Majaceite 1995 60 km
Celemin Celemin 1972 60 km
Bornos Guadalete 1961 64 km
Puebla de Cazalla Corbones 1994 70 km
Torre del Aguila Salado de Moron 1947 81 km
Sghir Sghir 1991 93 km

Nuclear plants

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