Forest Fire (13539 ha) in United States 12 May 2022

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 1006088
Countries: United States
Start Date - Last detection*: 12 May 2022 - 22 May 2022
Duration (days): 10
People affected: 10 in the burned area
Burned area: 13539 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 9 8734 14 May 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 10 10304 15 May 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 10 11271 16 May 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 10 11848 17 May 2022 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 10 12439 18 May 2022 03:00 GWIS
6 0.5 10 12552 19 May 2022 03:00 GWIS
7 0.5 10 13233 20 May 2022 03:00 GWIS
8 0.5 10 13312 21 May 2022 03:00 GWIS
9 0.5 10 13516 22 May 2022 03:00 GWIS
10 0.5 10 13527 23 May 2022 03:00 GWIS
11 0.5 10 13539 24 May 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in United States , State of New Mexico (population 1,576,738) . The nearest places are Santa Fe, Mora, Las Vegas, and Los Alamos.

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

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 6838 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
New Mexico United States 1.6 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Mora New Mexico United States City - 22 km
Las Vegas New Mexico United States City 15000 people 37 km
Santa Fe New Mexico United States Major city 62000 people 43 km
Los Alamos New Mexico United States City 12000 people 73 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
Las Vegas Municipal LVS 2095 Civ. Paved Yes 8100 39 km
Governor's Residence 2195 0 41 km
St Johns College Helispot 2201 0 41 km
Doolittle Ranch 1996 0 49 km
Espanola Municipal ESO 1765 0 52 km
Santa Fe County Municipal SAF 1934 Civ. Paved Yes 8300 58 km
Taos County Hospital 2153 0 59 km
Angel Fire AXX 2555 Civ. Paved No 8900 67 km
Los Alamos LAM 2186 Civ. Paved No 5500 69 km
Taos Municipal TSM 2161 Civ. Paved Yes 5700 70 km
S & S Ranch 1923 0 76 km
Patterson Ranch 2041 0 81 km
Park Springs 1559 0 84 km
Big Sky 1890 0 88 km
Otto Vor OTO unknown 0 93 km
Horizon Ranch Aerodrome 2036 0 96 km
Sandia Airpark Estates East 1996 0 102 km
Moriarty 1890 0 105 km
Questa Municipal Nr 2 2347 0 107 km

Ports

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Storrie Dam Gallinas Creek 1921 32 km
Cochiti Lake Cochiti Rio Grande 1975 77 km

Nuclear plants

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