Forest Fire (6442 ha) in Australia 11 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 1017332
Countries: Australia
Start Date - Last detection*: 11 Sep 2023 - 17 Sep 2023
Duration (days): 6
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 6442 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 5767 17 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
2 0.5 0 6442 18 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Australia , State of Queensland (population 3,107,362) .

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
Queensland Australia 3.1 million people

Affected populated places

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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
Greenvale Miner Lake GVP unknown 0 62 km
Port Douglas PTI unknown 0 80 km
Bloomfield BFC unknown 0 81 km
Wrotham Park WPK unknown 0 84 km
Helenvale HLV unknown 0 88 km
Chillagoe LLG 338 Civ. Paved No 3000 91 km
Laura LUU unknown 0 95 km
Laura Station LUT unknown 0 100 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Port Souglas Coral Sea Islands 82 km


Nuclear plants

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