Forest Fire (13289 ha) in Brazil 10 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 1008191
Countries: Brazil
Start Date - Last detection*: 10 Aug 2022 - 13 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 3
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 13289 ha
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*(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 8296 13 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 13289 14 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Brazil , State of Bahia (population 12,400,980) . The nearest places are Morro Cabeça no Tempo, Avelino Lopes, Campo Alegre de Lourdes, Santa Luz, Anísio de Abreu, Júlio Borges, São Braz do Piauí, and Redenção do Gurguéia.

Radius Population
10 km <1000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Bahia Brazil 12.4 million people
Piaui Brazil 2.7 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Morro Cabeça no Tempo Piaui Brazil City - 22 km
Avelino Lopes Piaui Brazil City - 58 km
Campo Alegre de Lourdes Bahia Brazil City 5700 people 82 km
Santa Luz Piaui Brazil City - 82 km
Anísio de Abreu Piaui Brazil City - 92 km
Júlio Borges Piaui Brazil City - 92 km
São Braz do Piauí Piaui Brazil City - 94 km
Redenção do Gurguéia Piaui Brazil City - 97 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Campo Alegre de Lourdes 461 0 82 km
Gurgueia 325 Civ. Paved No 3900 97 km



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