Forest Fire (17634 ha) in Portugal 06 Aug 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 1008114
Countries: Portugal
Start Date - Last detection*: 06 Aug 2022 - 21 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 15
People affected: 1581 in the burned area
Burned area: 17634 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 0.5 221 5380 09 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 108 6595 10 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 855 11821 11 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 614 15612 12 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 795 17008 13 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
6 0.5 795 17634 16 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
7 0.5 1724 22938 17 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
8 0.5 1581 23254 18 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
9 0.5 1581 23276 22 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Portugal , District of Guarda (population 188,200) . The nearest places are Coimbra, Covilhã, Guarda, Viseu, Castelo Branco, and Vila Real.

Radius Population
10 km 62000 people
5 km 37000 people
2 km 13000 people
1 km 5600 people
Burned Area 1600 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 13034 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 17337 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Guarda Portugal 190000 people
Castelo Branco Portugal 210000 people
Viseu Portugal 400000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Covilhã Castelo Branco Portugal City 18000 people 16 km
Guarda Guarda Portugal City 28000 people 22 km
Viseu Viseu Portugal City 26000 people 45 km
Castelo Branco Castelo Branco Portugal City 33000 people 67 km
Coimbra Coimbra Portugal Major city 110000 people 83 km
Vila Real Vila Real Portugal City 17000 people 99 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
Covilha COV 482 Civ. Paved No 3100 17 km
Viseu VSE 628 Civ. Paved No 3200 48 km
Vila Real VRL 550 Civ. Paved No 3100 97 km

Ports

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Meimoa Meimoa 1985 34 km
Sabugal Coa 2000 34 km
Santa Luzia Unhais 1942 49 km
Idanha Ponsul 1949 58 km
Aguieira Mondego 1981 62 km
Fronhas Alva 1984 62 km
Vilar Tavora 1965 63 km
Raiva Mondego 1981 66 km
Iruena Agueda -99 77 km
Cabril Zezere 1954 79 km
Rivera de Gata Main Dam Gata 1990 79 km
Varosa Varosa 1976 81 km
Valeira Douro 1975 82 km
Borbollon Arrago 1954 83 km
Regua Douro 1973 83 km
Cedillo Tajo 1975 84 km
Pocinho Douro 1982 85 km
Agueda Agueda 1931 86 km
Bouqa Zezere 1955 89 km
Saucelle Duero 1956 90 km
Alcantara 2 Tajo 1969 92 km
Carrapatelo Douro 1972 92 km
Pracana Ocreza 1951 99 km
Fratel Tejo 1973 101 km

Nuclear plants

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