Forest Fire (6294 ha) in Brazil 22 Feb 2024

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 1019316
Countries: Brazil
Start Date - Last detection*: 22 Feb 2024 - 07 Mar 2024
Duration (days): 14
People affected: 11 in the burned area
Burned area: 6294 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 11 5028 02 Mar 2024 09:01 GWIS
2 0.5 11 5151 03 Mar 2024 09:00 GWIS
3 0.5 11 5277 04 Mar 2024 09:00 GWIS
4 0.5 11 5562 05 Mar 2024 09:00 GWIS
5 0.5 11 6222 06 Mar 2024 09:00 GWIS
6 0.5 11 6290 07 Mar 2024 09:00 GWIS
7 0.5 11 6294 08 Mar 2024 09:01 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Brazil , Territory of Roraima (population 226,966) . The nearest places are Rorainópolis, São Luiz, Iracema, São João da Baliza, and Mucajaí.

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
Roraima Brazil 230000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Rorainópolis Roraima Brazil City - 75 km
São Luiz Roraima Brazil City - 84 km
Iracema Roraima Brazil City - 89 km
São João da Baliza Roraima Brazil City - 94 km
Mucajaí Roraima Brazil City 7400 people 102 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
Novo Paraiso 65 0 44 km
Caracarai 87 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 80 km
Pitinga PIG unknown 0 102 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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