Forest Fire (10376 ha) in Australia 20 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 1013051
Countries: Australia
Start Date - Last detection*: 20 Mar 2023 - 29 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 9
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 10376 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 9380 28 Mar 2023 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 9808 29 Mar 2023 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 10376 30 Mar 2023 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Australia , State of Western Australia (population 1,655,588) .

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 10384 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Western Australia Australia 1.7 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
Ord River ODR unknown 0 48 km
Turkey Creek TKY unknown 0 65 km
Nicholson NLS unknown 0 68 km
Kirkimbie KBB unknown 0 81 km
Hillside HLL unknown 0 81 km
Springvale ZVG unknown 0 96 km
Argyle GYL 159 Civ. Paved Yes 7500 103 km



Nuclear plants

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