Forest Fire (18239 ha) in Australia 05 Oct 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 1002668
Countries: Australia
Start Date - Last detection*: 05 Oct 2021 - 13 Oct 2021
Duration (days): 8
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 18239 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 7722 09 Oct 2021 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 11301 10 Oct 2021 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 13231 11 Oct 2021 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 13748 12 Oct 2021 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 0 14160 13 Oct 2021 03:00 GWIS
6 0.5 0 18239 14 Oct 2021 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Australia , State of Queensland (population 3,107,362) . The nearest places are Rockhampton, and Yeppoon.

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

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 27 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Queensland Australia 3.1 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Yeppoon Queensland Australia City 10000 people 76 km
Rockhampton Queensland Australia Major city 64000 people 91 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
Williamson 35 Mil. Unpaved No 5900 18 km
Rockhampton ROK 10 Civ. Paved Yes 6400 91 km
Great Keppel Island GKL unknown 0 94 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Port Clinton Coral Sea Islands 46 km
Rockhampton AUROK Coral Sea Islands 93 km

Dams

Nuclear plants

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