Forest Fire (447 ha) in Spain 14 Apr 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 1019580
Countries: Spain
Start Date - Last detection*: 14 Apr 2024 - 15 Apr 2024
Duration (days): 1
People affected: 34 in the burned area
Burned area: 447 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 34 447 16 Apr 2024 08:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Spain , Autonomous Community of Valenciana (population 3,814,937) . The nearest places are Alicante, Elche, Valencia, Altea, Calpe, Benidorm, Denia, Jávea, Oliva, Villajoyosa, and Alboraya.

Radius Population
10 km 34000 people
5 km 3700 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 392 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Valenciana Spain 3.8 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Altea Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 20000 people 12 km
Calpe Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City - 12 km
Benidorm Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 66000 people 19 km
Denia Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 34000 people 21 km
Jávea Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City - 23 km
Oliva Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 24000 people 25 km
Villajoyosa Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City - 27 km
Gandía Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 61000 people 31 km
Cocentaina Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 11000 people 32 km
Alcoy Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City - 35 km
Ibi Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 23000 people 45 km
San Juan de Alicante Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City - 46 km
Ontinyent Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 36000 people 49 km
Xàtiva Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City - 51 km
San Vicente del Raspeig Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City - 52 km
Canals Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 14000 people 53 km
Alicante Valenciana (Valencia) Spain Major city - 54 km
Cullera Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 23000 people 54 km
Alzira Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 42000 people 59 km
Sueca Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 26000 people 60 km
L’Alcudia Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City - 67 km
Elda Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 56000 people 68 km
Villena Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 34000 people 70 km
Alginet Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 13000 people 71 km
Santa Pola Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 24000 people 71 km
Monóvar Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City - 73 km
Elche Valenciana (Valencia) Spain Major city - 74 km
Picassent Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 17000 people 80 km
Crevillente Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City - 82 km
Valencia Valenciana (Valencia) Spain Major city 790000 people 89 km
Alaquàs Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 28000 people 90 km
Alboraya Valenciana (Valencia) Spain City 21000 people 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
Alicante ALC 43 Civ. Paved Yes 9800 63 km
Valencia VLC 69 Civ. Paved Yes 8800 94 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Benidorm ESBEM Spain 20 km
Denia ESDNA Spain 22 km
Javea ESJAV Spain 24 km
Cape Nao Spain 26 km
Gandia ESGAN Spain 32 km
Cape Huertas Spain 49 km
Alicante ESALC Spain 55 km
Valencia ESVLC Spain 87 km


Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Guadalest Guadalest 1964 11 km
Amadorio Amadorio 1957 25 km
Beniarres Serpis 1958 28 km
Embalse de Bellus Bellus Albaida 1995 44 km
Tous Jucar 1994 70 km

Nuclear plants

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