Forest Fire (5119 ha) in Brazil 06 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 1017339
Countries: Brazil
Start Date - Last detection*: 06 Sep 2023 - 17 Sep 2023
Duration (days): 11
People affected: 4 in the burned area
Burned area: 5119 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 4 5072 17 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
2 0.5 4 5119 18 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Brazil , State of Maranhao (population 5,171,804) . The nearest places are São Domingos do Azeitão, São Félix de Balsas, Fernando Falcão, Sucupira do Norte, Porto Alegre do Piauí, and Antônio Almeida.

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
Maranhao Brazil 5.2 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
São Domingos do Azeitão Maranhão Brazil City - 22 km
São Félix de Balsas Maranhão Brazil City - 47 km
Fernando Falcão Maranhão Brazil City - 58 km
Sucupira do Norte Maranhão Brazil City - 64 km
Porto Alegre do Piauí Piaui Brazil City - 69 km
Antônio Almeida Piaui Brazil City - 88 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
Benedito Leite 300 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 66 km
Pastos Bons 60 Civ. Unpaved No 4000 73 km
Colinas 120 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 94 km



Nuclear plants

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