Forest Fire (7439 ha) in Brazil 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 1017348
Countries: Brazil
Start Date - Last detection*: 13 Sep 2023 - 19 Sep 2023
Duration (days): 6
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 7439 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 5841 18 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
2 0.5 0 6697 19 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
3 0.5 0 7439 20 Sep 2023 08:07 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Brazil , State of Piaui (population 2,712,028) . The nearest places are Barreiras do Piauí, São Gonçalo do Gurguéia, and Tasso Fragoso.

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

Affected Provinces

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

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Barreiras do Piauí Piaui Brazil City - 73 km
São Gonçalo do Gurguéia Piaui Brazil City - 90 km
Tasso Fragoso Piaui Brazil City - 92 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
Alto Parnaiba APY 295 Civ. Unpaved No 4500 37 km
Gilbues 450 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 69 km



Nuclear plants

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