Forest Fire (9040 ha) in Spain 29 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 1013157
Countries: Spain
Start Date - Last detection*: 29 Mar 2023 - 31 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 2
People affected: 2402 in the burned area
Burned area: 9040 ha
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*(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 2402 9040 01 Apr 2023 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Spain , Autonomous Community of Asturias (population 1,139,435) . The nearest places are Oviedo, Gijón, Luarca, Pravia, Grado, Piedras Blancas, Avilés, Nubledo, Luanco, Candás, and Ponferrada.

Radius Population
10 km 18000 people
5 km 12000 people
2 km 8800 people
1 km 5800 people
Burned Area 2400 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 33022 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 105 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Asturias Spain 1.1 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Luarca Asturias Spain City - 6 km
Pravia Asturias Spain City 9000 people 31 km
Grado Asturias Spain City 11000 people 37 km
Piedras Blancas Asturias Spain City - 43 km
Avilés Asturias Spain City 81000 people 47 km
Nubledo Asturias Spain City - 51 km
Oviedo Asturias Spain Major city 210000 people 55 km
Luanco Asturias Spain City - 59 km
Candás Asturias Spain City - 60 km
Villablino Castilla y León Spain City 12000 people 63 km
Mieres Asturias Spain City 45000 people 65 km
Pola de Lena Asturias Spain City - 66 km
Gijón Asturias Spain Major city 260000 people 68 km
Pola de Siero Asturias Spain City - 69 km
Langreo Asturias Spain City 46000 people 71 km
Cabañaquinta Asturias Spain City - 80 km
Pola de Laviana Asturias Spain City - 81 km
Bembibre Castilla y León Spain City 9600 people 98 km
Ponferrada Castilla y León Spain City 65000 people 105 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
Asturias OVD 127 Civ. Paved Yes 7200 38 km
De la Morgal 165 0 55 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Luarca Spain 5 km
Navia Spain 19 km
San Esteban Spain 35 km
Tapia Spain 35 km
Ribadeo ESRIB Spain 43 km
Aviles ESAVS Spain 46 km
Foz Spain 62 km
Musel ESMUS Spain 66 km
Gijon ESGIJ Spain 67 km
Burela Spain 68 km


Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Arbon Navia 1967 18 km
Doiras Navia 1934 29 km
Salime Navia 1956 41 km
Matalavilla Valseco 1967 73 km
Barrios de Luna Orbigo-Luna 1956 88 km
Barcena Sil 1960 102 km

Nuclear plants

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