Forest Fire (34991 ha) in United States 12 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 1002451
Countries: United States
Start Date - Last detection*: 12 Sep 2021 - 01 Oct 2021
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 117 in the burned area
Burned area: 34991 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 9231 19 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 11667 20 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 13061 21 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 15078 22 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 0 16165 24 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
6 0.5 0 26140 25 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
7 0.5 116 34991 26 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
8 0.5 116 36041 27 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
9 0.5 116 37244 28 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
10 0.5 116 37353 29 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
11 0.5 116 37353 30 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
12 0.5 116 38259 01 Oct 2021 03:00 GWIS
13 0.5 117 39026 02 Oct 2021 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in United States , State of California (population 30,971,320) . The nearest places are and Bakersfield.

Radius Population
10 km 1600 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 798 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
California United States 31 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Bakersfield California United States City 250000 people 76 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
Sequoia Ranch 351 0 26 km
River Island 235 0 28 km
Kern Valley 797 0 32 km
Porterville Municipal PTV 135 Civ. Paved Yes 5900 42 km
Eckert Field 130 0 45 km
Porter Ranch 2073 0 46 km
Sacatar Meadows 1959 0 47 km
San Joaquin Sprayers Inc 122 0 56 km
Exeter 104 0 57 km
San Joaquin Helicopters 102 0 60 km
Ash Mountain 555 0 60 km
Delano Municipal DLO 95 Civ. Paved Yes 5600 63 km
Pixley 78 0 64 km
Poso Kern County 194 0 64 km
Woodlake 130 0 65 km
Flying S Ranch 1062 0 65 km
Mefford Field TLR 83 Civ. Paved Yes 3900 68 km
Majors 195 0 68 km
Rio Bravo 243 0 68 km
Meadows Field BFL 150 Civ. Paved Yes 10800 74 km
Kern Medical Center 154 0 74 km
Kelso Valley 1241 0 75 km
Shafter Minter Field MIT 129 Civ. Paved Yes 4500 75 km
Burroughs 80 0 76 km
San Joaquin Community Hospital 142 0 76 km
Inyokern IYK 749 Civ. Paved No 7100 79 km
Wasco Kern County 95 0 79 km
Visalia Municipal VIS 89 Civ. Paved Yes 6500 80 km
Bakersfield Municipal 115 0 81 km
Sequoia Field 95 0 82 km
Di Giorgio Ranch Landing Strip 158 0 83 km
Lone Pine 1122 0 83 km
Salyer Farms 62 0 85 km
Cashen 69 0 86 km
Joe Gottlieb Field 106 0 87 km
Alta 111 0 89 km
China Lake Nwc 696 Mil. Paved Yes 9900 89 km
Costerisan Farms 105 0 89 km
Corcoran CRO 60 Civ. Paved No 3800 90 km
J&j Crop Dusters Inc 118 0 92 km
Ridgecrest Community Hospital 698 0 93 km
Paradise Lakes 104 0 94 km
Baker & Hall 655 0 94 km
Tehachapi Municipal TSP 1220 Civ. Paved No 4000 95 km
Psk Ranch 1170 0 97 km
Independence 1189 0 99 km
Mountain Valley 1286 0 99 km
California City Municipal 743 0 107 km
Mojave MHV 849 Civ. Paved Yes 9600 111 km
Tejon Ag 325 0 114 km

Ports

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Success Lake Success Dam Tule River 1961 30 km
Isabella Lake Isabella Dam Kern River 1953 39 km
Lake Kaweah Terminus Dam Kaweah River 1962 60 km
Haiwee Rose Valley 1913 62 km
Buena Vista OS 1890 104 km

Nuclear plants

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