Forest Fire (10107 ha) in Australia 05 Dec 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 1010340
Countries: Australia
Start Date - Last detection*: 05 Dec 2022 - 08 Dec 2022
Duration (days): 3
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 10107 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 5255 07 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 8726 08 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 10107 09 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

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

Radius Population
10 km <1000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 2814 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
Rosella Plains RLP unknown 0 19 km
Spring Creek SCG unknown 0 23 km
Undarra UDA unknown 0 30 km
Carpentaria Downs CFP unknown 0 48 km
Einasleigh EIH unknown 0 58 km
Kidston 494 Civ. Unpaved Yes 3000 68 km
Lyndhurst LTP unknown 0 88 km



Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Copperfield River Gorge Copperfield 1984 85 km

Nuclear plants

More information

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