Forest Fire (7670 ha) in Australia 30 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 1013142
Countries: Australia
Start Date - Last detection*: 30 Mar 2023 - 01 Apr 2023
Duration (days): 2
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 7670 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 6755 31 Mar 2023 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 7647 01 Apr 2023 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 7670 02 Apr 2023 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

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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

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
Turkey Creek TKY unknown 0 44 km
Ord River ODR unknown 0 45 km
Argyle GYL 159 Civ. Paved Yes 7500 50 km
Lissadel LLL unknown 0 58 km
Hillside HLL unknown 0 65 km
Waterloo WLO unknown 0 89 km
Kirkimbie KBB unknown 0 102 km



Nuclear plants

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