Forest Fire (25253 ha) in Australia 12 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 1017249
Countries: Australia
Start Date - Last detection*: 12 Sep 2023 - 16 Sep 2023
Duration (days): 4
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 25253 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 10113 13 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
2 0.5 0 13337 14 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
3 0.5 0 15079 15 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
4 0.5 0 25253 16 Sep 2023 08:08 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 119 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.


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Mt. Sandford MTD unknown 0 35 km
Kalkurung KFG 197 Civ. Unpaved No 4100 45 km
Limbunya LIB unknown 0 63 km
Cattle Creek CTR unknown 0 70 km
Wave Hill WAV 201 Civ. Unpaved Yes 3000 75 km
Humbert River HUB unknown 0 90 km
Camfield CFI unknown 0 99 km



Nuclear plants

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