Forest Fire (10058 ha) in Brazil 04 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 1008202
Countries: Brazil
Start Date - Last detection*: 04 Aug 2022 - 23 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 2 in the burned area
Burned area: 10058 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 1 6253 13 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 2 7139 14 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 2 7276 15 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 2 7301 16 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 2 7531 17 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
6 0.5 2 7648 18 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
7 0.5 2 8384 19 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
8 0.5 2 8947 20 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
9 0.5 2 9353 21 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
10 0.5 2 9921 22 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
11 0.5 2 9998 23 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
12 0.5 2 10058 24 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Brazil , State of Piaui (population 2,712,028) . The nearest places are Avelino Lopes, Júlio Borges, Morro Cabeça no Tempo, Santa Rita de Cássia, and Redenção do Gurguéia.

Radius Population
10 km 2700 people
5 km 1200 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area <1000 people


Affected Provinces

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

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Avelino Lopes Piaui Brazil City - 16 km
Júlio Borges Piaui Brazil City - 22 km
Morro Cabeça no Tempo Piaui Brazil City - 59 km
Santa Rita de Cássia Bahia Brazil City - 99 km
Redenção do Gurguéia Piaui Brazil City - 102 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
Buritirama 515 0 68 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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