Forest Fire (5098 ha) in Brazil 10 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 1017313
Countries: Brazil
Start Date - Last detection*: 10 Sep 2023 - 15 Sep 2023
Duration (days): 5
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 5098 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 5098 16 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Brazil , State of Tocantins (population 966,705) . The nearest places are Mateiros, São Félix do Tocantins, Barreiras do Piauí, Lizarda, and São Gonçalo do Gurguéia.

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

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 4210 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Tocantins Brazil 970000 people
Maranhao Brazil 5.2 million people
Piaui Brazil 2.7 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Mateiros Tocantins Brazil City - 39 km
São Félix do Tocantins Tocantins Brazil City - 52 km
Barreiras do Piauí Piaui Brazil City - 87 km
Lizarda Tocantins Brazil City - 91 km
São Gonçalo do Gurguéia Piaui Brazil City - 102 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
Gilbues 450 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 103 km



Nuclear plants

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