Forest Fire (5816 ha) in Brazil 09 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 1017301
Countries: Brazil
Start Date - Last detection*: 09 Sep 2023 - 16 Sep 2023
Duration (days): 7
People affected: 13 in the burned area
Burned area: 5816 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 12 5637 15 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
2 0.5 12 5761 16 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
3 0.5 13 5816 17 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Brazil , State of Tocantins (population 966,705) . The nearest places are Lizarda, Centenário, São Félix do Tocantins, Recursolândia, and Novo Acordo.

Radius Population
10 km <1000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Tocantins Brazil 970000 people
Maranhao Brazil 5.2 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Lizarda Tocantins Brazil City - 35 km
Centenário Tocantins Brazil City - 69 km
São Félix do Tocantins Tocantins Brazil City - 85 km
Recursolândia Tocantins Brazil City - 87 km
Novo Acordo Tocantins Brazil City - 95 km

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Critical infrastructure

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




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