Forest Fire (16454 ha) in Australia 14 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 1008249
Countries: Australia
Start Date - Last detection*: 14 Aug 2022 - 18 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 4
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 16454 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 9293 15 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 11233 16 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 15033 17 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 16270 18 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 0 16454 19 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

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

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 16451 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
Ingham Queensland Australia City 6000 people 52 km
Townsville Queensland Australia Major city 140000 people 81 km
Charters Towners Queensland Australia City - 109 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
Ingham IGH 15 Civ. Paved No 3000 50 km
Palm Island PMK 9 Civ. Paved Yes 3700 68 km
Orpheus Island Resort Waterport ORS unknown 0 70 km
Townsville TSV 5 Civ. Paved Yes 7900 76 km
Hinchinbrook Island HNK unknown 0 84 km
Charters Towers CXT 291 Civ. Paved No 3000 106 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Lucinda AULUC Coral Sea Islands 70 km
Townsville AUTSV Coral Sea Islands 82 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Paluma Paluma Swamp Creek 1959 19 km
Ross River Ross 1987 79 km

Nuclear plants

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