Forest Fire (6534 ha) in Australia 28 Jul 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 1007676
Countries: Australia
Start Date - Last detection*: 28 Jul 2022 - 04 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 7
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 6534 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)

GDACS Score

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Impact Timeline

IDAlert colorGDACS ScorePopulation AffectedBurned Area (ha)Last UpdateSource
1 0.5 0 6332 01 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 6356 03 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 6534 05 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Australia , State of Queensland (population 3,107,362) .

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


Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Queensland Australia 3.1 million people

Affected populated places

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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
Pormpuraaw 3 Civ. Paved No 4400 46 km
Kowanyama KWM 11 Civ. Unpaved Yes 4500 102 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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