Forest Fire (5841 ha) in Brazil 22 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 1013071
Countries: Brazil
Start Date - Last detection*: 22 Mar 2023 - 29 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 7
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 5841 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 5247 29 Mar 2023 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 5841 30 Mar 2023 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Brazil , Territory of Roraima (population 226,966) . The nearest places are Normandia, and Uiramutã.

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 5830 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Roraima Brazil 230000 people
Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Guyana -

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Normandia Roraima Brazil City - 46 km
Uiramutã Roraima Brazil City - 57 km

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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
Karasabai KRG unknown 0 50 km
Kato KTO 701 Civ. Unpaved No 4000 60 km
Monkey Mountain MYM unknown 0 64 km
Kurukabaru 975 Civ. Unpaved No 3500 65 km
Orinduik ORJ 549 Civ. Unpaved No 3500 66 km
Karanambo KRM 91 Civ. Unpaved No 4500 83 km
Surumu 500 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 85 km
Lethem LTM 73 Civ. Unpaved No 6200 86 km
Paramakatoi PMT unknown 0 90 km
Annai NAI 93 Civ. Unpaved No 3100 94 km



Nuclear plants

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