Forest Fire (8897 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 1006107
Countries: United States
Start Date - Last detection*: 12 May 2022 - 21 May 2022
Duration (days): 9
People affected: 76 in the burned area
Burned area: 8897 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 76 8169 15 May 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 76 8487 16 May 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 78 8726 17 May 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 78 8770 18 May 2022 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 78 8836 19 May 2022 03:00 GWIS
6 0.5 84 8897 20 May 2022 03:00 GWIS
7 0.5 76 8893 22 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, and Las Vegas.

Radius Population
10 km 2600 people
5 km 1300 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 76 m2 GHSL

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 - 16 km
Las Vegas New Mexico United States City 15000 people 58 km
Santa Fe New Mexico United States Major city 62000 people 74 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
Angel Fire AXX 2555 Civ. Paved No 8900 34 km
Taos County Hospital 2153 0 37 km
Doolittle Ranch 1996 0 45 km
Taos Municipal TSM 2161 Civ. Paved Yes 5700 50 km
Las Vegas Municipal LVS 2095 Civ. Paved Yes 8100 53 km
S & S Ranch 1923 0 54 km
Springer Municipal 1796 0 67 km
Espanola Municipal ESO 1765 0 67 km
Governor's Residence 2195 0 72 km
St Johns College Helispot 2201 0 73 km
Eureka Ranch 1756 0 77 km
Questa Municipal Nr 2 2347 0 80 km
Santa Fe County Municipal SAF 1934 Civ. Paved Yes 8300 89 km
Los Alamos LAM 2186 Civ. Paved No 5500 90 km
San Miguel Ranch 1920 0 94 km
Park Springs 1559 0 101 km

Ports

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Storrie Dam Gallinas Creek 1921 50 km
Costilla Dam Rio Costilla 1920 85 km

Nuclear plants

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