Forest Fire (7800 ha) in Australia 12 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 1008252
Countries: Australia
Start Date - Last detection*: 12 Aug 2022 - 15 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 3
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 7800 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

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


For more info on GDACS alert score click here.

Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

Impact Timeline

IDAlert colorGDACS ScorePopulation AffectedBurned Area (ha)Last UpdateSource
1 0.5 0 6433 15 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 7800 16 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Australia , State of Queensland (population 3,107,362) .

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

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Queensland Australia 3.1 million people

Affected populated places

see full list

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
Dorunda Station DRD unknown 0 5 km
Dunbar DNB unknown 0 44 km
Koolatah KOH unknown 0 57 km
Vanrook VNR unknown 0 67 km
Highbury HIG unknown 0 80 km
Drumduff DFP unknown 0 86 km
Inkerman IKP unknown 0 99 km



Nuclear plants

More information

For a full list of available products related to this event, please refer to the GDACS Resources page.