Forest Fire (7158 ha) in Australia 18 Nov 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 1010070
Countries: Australia
Start Date - Last detection*: 18 Nov 2022 - 20 Nov 2022
Duration (days): 2
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 7158 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 6652 20 Nov 2022 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 7158 21 Nov 2022 04:00 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

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 238 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Queensland Australia 3.1 million people

Affected populated places

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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
Mitchell River MXQ unknown 0 40 km
Rutland Plains RTP unknown 0 46 km
Koolatah KOH unknown 0 51 km
Dunbar DNB unknown 0 51 km
Inkerman IKP unknown 0 55 km
Kowanyama KWM 11 Civ. Unpaved Yes 4500 61 km
Dorunda Station DRD unknown 0 73 km
Vanrook VNR unknown 0 96 km



Nuclear plants

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