Forest Fire (5785 ha) in Australia 25 Mar 2023

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 1013026
Countries: Australia
Start Date - Last detection*: 25 Mar 2023 - 29 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 4
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 5785 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 5112 28 Mar 2023 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 5785 29 Mar 2023 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 6193 30 Mar 2023 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Australia , Territory of Northern Territory (population 161,294) .

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
Northern Territory Australia 160000 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
Cattle Creek CTR unknown 0 47 km
Hooker Creek HOK 320 Civ. Unpaved Yes 5100 52 km
Kalkurung KFG 197 Civ. Unpaved No 4100 67 km
Wave Hill WAV 201 Civ. Unpaved Yes 3000 70 km
Camfield CFI unknown 0 103 km



Nuclear plants

More information

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