Forest Fire (5757 ha) in Spain 13 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 1008250
Countries: Spain
Start Date - Last detection*: 13 Aug 2022 - 14 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 1
People affected: 420 in the burned area
Burned area: 5757 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)


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Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Impact Timeline

IDAlert colorGDACS ScorePopulation AffectedBurned Area (ha)Last UpdateSource
1 0.5 420 5757 15 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Spain , Autonomous Community of Valenciana (population 3,814,937) . The nearest places are Alicante, Elche, Valencia, Oliva, Gandía, Cocentaina, Altea, Denia, Calpe, Alcoy, and Sagunto.

Radius Population
10 km 41000 people
5 km 13000 people
2 km 1400 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 7524 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 5481 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Valenciana Spain 3.8 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Oliva Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 24000 people 15 km
Gandía Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 61000 people 19 km
Cocentaina Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 11000 people 22 km
Altea Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 20000 people 26 km
Denia Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 34000 people 26 km
Calpe Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City - 27 km
Alcoy Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City - 28 km
Benidorm Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 66000 people 29 km
Jávea Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City - 31 km
Villajoyosa Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City - 33 km
Xàtiva Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City - 36 km
Ontinyent Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 36000 people 37 km
Canals Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 14000 people 39 km
Ibi Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 23000 people 39 km
Cullera Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 23000 people 41 km
Alzira Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 42000 people 45 km
Sueca Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 26000 people 46 km
San Juan de Alicante Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City - 49 km
L’Alcudia Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City - 52 km
San Vicente del Raspeig Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City - 53 km
Alginet Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 13000 people 56 km
Alicante Valenciana (Valencia) Spain Major city - 57 km
Villena Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 34000 people 62 km
Elda Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 56000 people 64 km
Picassent Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 17000 people 66 km
Monóvar Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City - 70 km
Elche Valenciana (Valencia) Spain Major city - 75 km
Santa Pola Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 24000 people 75 km
Valencia Valenciana (Valencia) Spain Major city 790000 people 76 km
Alaquàs Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 28000 people 76 km
Alboraya Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 21000 people 79 km
Almansa Castilla-La Mancha Spain City 25000 people 79 km
Crevillente Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City - 82 km
Yecla Murcia Spain City 33000 people 83 km
Sagunto Valenciana (Valencia) Spain 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
Alicante ALC 43 Civ. Paved Yes 9800 66 km
Valencia VLC 69 Civ. Paved Yes 8800 80 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Gandia ESGAN Spain 21 km
Denia ESDNA Spain 27 km
Benidorm ESBEM Spain 31 km
Javea ESJAV Spain 32 km
Cape Nao Spain 37 km
Cape Huertas Spain 53 km
Alicante ESALC Spain 58 km
Valencia ESVLC Spain 74 km
Sagunto ESSAG Spain 94 km


Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Guadalest Guadalest 1964 13 km
Beniarres Serpis 1958 14 km
Embalse de Bellus Bellus Albaida 1995 29 km
Amadorio Amadorio 1957 30 km
Tous Jucar 1994 55 km
El Naranjero Jucar 1989 78 km
La Muela Offstream Jucar 1988 80 km
Cortes de Pallas Jucar 1989 81 km
Forata Magro 1969 84 km

Nuclear plants

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