Forest Fire (12248 ha) in Australia 25 May 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 1014465
Countries: Australia
Start Date - Last detection*: 25 May 2023 - 31 May 2023
Duration (days): 6
People affected: 3 in the burned area
Burned area: 12248 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 3 8291 27 May 2023 08:00 GWIS
2 0.5 3 8519 28 May 2023 08:00 GWIS
3 0.5 3 12248 01 Jun 2023 08:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Australia , State of Western Australia (population 1,655,588) . The nearest places are and Broome.

Radius Population
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 732 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Western Australia Australia 1.7 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Broome Western Australia Australia City 13000 people 71 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
Broome BME 17 Civ. Paved Yes 7800 70 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Beagle Bay Coral Sea Islands 45 km
Broome AUBME Coral Sea Islands 73 km


Nuclear plants

More information

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