Forest Fire (34221 ha) in Australia 05 Sep 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 1017230
Countries: Australia
Start Date - Last detection*: 05 Sep 2023 - 20 Sep 2023
Duration (days): 15
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 34221 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)

GDACS Score


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Impact Timeline

IDAlert colorGDACS ScorePopulation AffectedBurned Area (ha)Last UpdateSource
1 0.5 0 6641 11 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
2 0.5 0 18512 12 Sep 2023 08:07 GWIS
3 0.5 0 21745 13 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
4 0.5 0 23907 14 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
5 0.5 0 27238 15 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
6 0.5 0 28996 17 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
7 0.5 0 32304 18 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
8 0.5 0 32853 19 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
9 0.5 0 34221 20 Sep 2023 08:07 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Australia , Territory of Northern Territory (population 161,294) .

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

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 9002 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Northern Territory Australia 160000 people

Affected populated places

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Hooker Creek HOK 320 Civ. Unpaved Yes 5100 19 km
Cattle Creek CTR unknown 0 78 km
Kalkurung KFG 197 Civ. Unpaved No 4100 92 km
Wave Hill WAV 201 Civ. Unpaved Yes 3000 101 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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