Forest Fire (7011 ha) in Australia 01 Jun 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 1014559
Countries: Australia
Start Date - Last detection*: 01 Jun 2023 - 02 Jun 2023
Duration (days): 1
People affected: 76 in the burned area
Burned area: 7011 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 57 6007 01 Jun 2023 08:00 GWIS
2 0.5 76 7011 02 Jun 2023 08:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Australia , State of Queensland (population 3,107,362) . The nearest places are Cairns, Mareeba, Atherton, and Gordonvale.

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

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 4412 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Queensland Australia 3.1 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Mareeba Queensland Australia City 8400 people 28 km
Atherton Queensland Australia City 6900 people 55 km
Cairns Queensland Australia Major city 150000 people 61 km
Gordonvale Queensland Australia City - 67 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
Mareeba MRG 475 Civ. Paved Yes 4900 34 km
Port Douglas PTI unknown 0 48 km
Cairns CNS 3 Civ. Paved Yes 10400 59 km
Chillagoe LLG 338 Civ. Paved No 3000 78 km
Bloomfield BFC unknown 0 105 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Port Souglas Coral Sea Islands 49 km
Cairns AUCNS Coral Sea Islands 60 km


Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Tinaroo Falls Barron 1958 51 km

Nuclear plants

More information

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