Forest Fire (5791 ha) in United States 05 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 1017356
Countries: United States
Start Date - Last detection*: 05 Sep 2023 - 20 Sep 2023
Duration (days): 15
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 5791 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 5014 18 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
2 0.5 0 5340 19 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
3 0.5 0 5791 20 Sep 2023 08:07 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in United States , State of California (population 30,971,320) . The nearest places are Arcata, and Eureka.

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

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 2903 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
California United States 31 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Arcata California United States City 17000 people 81 km
Eureka California United States City 26000 people 92 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
Andy Mc Beth 13 0 27 km
Happy Camp 369 0 37 km
Ward Field 109 0 43 km
Jack Mcnamara Field CEC 17 Civ. Paved Yes 5000 54 km
Hoopa 109 0 55 km
Illinois Valley Usfs 423 0 63 km
Scott Valley 831 0 68 km
Hendershots 366 0 69 km
Arcata ACV 66 Civ. Paved Yes 5900 72 km
Lefko 872 0 76 km
Round Mountain 1067 0 79 km
Brookings State BOK 140 0 79 km
B Bar Ranch 427 0 79 km
Holdana Field 463 0 80 km
Backachers Ranch 445 0 84 km
Murray Field EKA 2 Civ. Paved Yes 3000 90 km
Fly By Night 506 0 93 km
Kneeland 834 0 93 km
Wonder 381 0 96 km
Eureka Municipal 6 0 96 km
Hyampom 381 0 102 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Crescent City USCEC Wake Island 50 km
Brookings Wake Island 77 km
Eureka USEKA Wake Island 93 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Applegate Reservoir Applegate Dam Applegate River 1980 74 km

Nuclear plants

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