Forest Fire (5929 ha) in Canada 02 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 1017292
Countries: Canada
Start Date - Last detection*: 02 Sep 2023 - 16 Sep 2023
Duration (days): 14
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 5929 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 5614 14 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
2 0.5 0 5677 15 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
3 0.5 0 5747 16 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
4 0.5 0 5929 17 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Canada , Territory of Northwest Territories (population 27,928) .

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

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Northwest Territories Canada 28000 people

Affected populated places

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Critical infrastructure

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




Nuclear plants

More information

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