Forest Fire (10391 ha) in Australia 13 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 1017323
Countries: Australia
Start Date - Last detection*: 13 Sep 2023 - 24 Sep 2023
Duration (days): 11
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 10391 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 5384 17 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
2 0.5 0 6623 18 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
3 0.5 0 7422 19 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
4 0.5 0 7802 20 Sep 2023 08:07 GWIS
5 0.5 0 7974 21 Sep 2023 08:09 GWIS
6 0.5 0 8597 22 Sep 2023 08:10 GWIS
7 0.5 0 9534 23 Sep 2023 08:11 GWIS
8 0.5 0 10047 24 Sep 2023 08:10 GWIS
9 0.5 0 10391 25 Sep 2023 08:09 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


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
McArthur River Mine 40 Priv. Paved Yes 4900 67 km
Cresswell Downs CSD unknown 0 106 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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