Forest Fire (6445 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 1017330
Countries: Australia
Start Date - Last detection*: 12 Sep 2023 - 16 Sep 2023
Duration (days): 4
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 6445 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 6445 17 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Australia , State of Western Australia (population 1,655,588) . The nearest places are and Derby.



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
Western Australia Australia 1.7 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Derby Western Australia Australia City - 97 km

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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
Kimberly Downs KBD unknown 0 80 km
Derby DRB 7 Civ. Paved Yes 5600 100 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Yampi AUYAM Coral Sea Islands 88 km
Yampi Sound Coral Sea Islands 94 km
Derby AUDRB Coral Sea Islands 97 km

Dams

Nuclear plants

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