Forest Fire (38663 ha) in Australia 22 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 1008237
Countries: Australia
Start Date - Last detection*: 22 Jul 2022 - 10 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 38663 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 0 38663 14 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Australia , State of Queensland (population 3,107,362) . The nearest places are and Weipa.

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

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 703 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Queensland Australia 3.1 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Weipa Queensland Australia City - 85 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
Merluna MLV unknown 0 20 km
Rokeby RKY unknown 0 53 km
Moreton MET unknown 0 68 km
Aurukun AUU 9 Civ. Unpaved No 4100 72 km
Scherger 44 Mil. Paved No 10000 74 km
Weipa WEI 19 Civ. Paved Yes 5300 78 km
Beagle Bay BEE unknown 0 88 km
Coen CUQ 162 Civ. Unpaved Yes 3900 99 km
Lockhart River IRG 23 Civ. Paved Yes 4300 112 km
Agnew AGW unknown 0 122 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Weipa AUWEI Coral Sea Islands 87 km


Nuclear plants

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