Forest Fire (5394 ha) in Kazakhstan 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 1002389
Countries: Kazakhstan
Start Date - Last detection*: 08 Sep 2021 - 13 Sep 2021
Duration (days): 5
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 5394 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 0 5394 14 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Kazakhstan , Region of Semipalatinsk (population 863,536) . The nearest places are Urdzhar, and Ayaguz.

Radius Population
10 km <1000 people
5 km no people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Semipalatinsk Kazakhstan 860000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Urdzhar Shyghys Qazaqstan Kazakhstan City 14000 people 56 km
Ayaguz Shyghys Qazaqstan Kazakhstan City - 77 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Predgornoye 975 0 28 km
Urdzhar 487 0 59 km
Urdzhar East 549 0 68 km
658 0 71 km
Makanchinskiy 598 0 91 km



Nuclear plants

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