Forest Fire (2287 ha) in Germany, Czech Republic 24 Jul 2022

Event summary

This forest fire is expected to have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID WF 1007792
Countries: Germany, Czech Republic
Start Date - Last detection*: 24 Jul 2022 - 29 Jul 2022
Duration (days): 5
People affected: 105 in the burned area
Burned area: 2287 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Impact Timeline

IDAlert colorGDACS ScorePopulation AffectedBurned Area (ha)Last UpdateSource
1 1.5 105 2287 01 Aug 2022 11:38 GWIS
2 1.5 105 2287 03 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 1.5 105 2287 04 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Germany , State of Sachsen (population 4,786,032) . The nearest places are Praha, Dresden, Liberec, Cottbus, Decin, Neustadt in Sachsen, Rumburk, Novÿ Bor, Pirna, Ceska Lipa, and Forst.

Radius Population
10 km 36000 people
5 km 5500 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 1102 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 592 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Sachsen Germany 4.8 million people
Severocesky Czech Republic 1.2 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Decin Czech Republic City - 13 km
Neustadt in Sachsen Sachsen Germany City - 17 km
Rumburk Czech Republic City 11000 people 21 km
Novÿ Bor Czech Republic City 12000 people 24 km
Pirna Sachsen Germany City 40000 people 26 km
Ceska Lipa Czech Republic City - 27 km
Ústí nad Labem Czech Republic City - 27 km
Ebersbach Sachsen Germany City 11000 people 28 km
Bischofswerda Sachsen Germany City 13000 people 28 km
Chabarovice Czech Republic City - 33 km
Bautzen Sachsen Germany City 42000 people 34 km
Altlöbau Sachsen Germany City 16000 people 35 km
Krupka Czech Republic City 14000 people 36 km
Zittau Sachsen Germany City 25000 people 37 km
Litomerice Czech Republic City 25000 people 40 km
Teplice Czech Republic City 50000 people 42 km
Dresden Sachsen Germany Major city 480000 people 43 km
Kamenz Sachsen Germany City 18000 people 45 km
Freital Sachsen Germany City 39000 people 46 km
Bogatynia Podlaskie Poland City 19000 people 48 km
Radebeul Sachsen Germany City 33000 people 49 km
Roudnice nad Labem Czech Republic City 13000 people 51 km
Bílina Czech Republic City 16000 people 52 km
Liberec Czech Republic Major city 96000 people 55 km
Coswig Sachsen Germany City 22000 people 56 km
Litvínov Czech Republic City 27000 people 57 km
Görlitz Sachsen Germany City 60000 people 58 km
Zgorzelec Podlaskie Poland City 33000 people 59 km
Niesky Sachsen Germany City 11000 people 59 km
Melnik Czech Republic City 19000 people 61 km
Most Czech Republic City 67000 people 62 km
Jablonec nad Nisou Czech Republic City 44000 people 64 km
Meissen Sachsen Germany City - 65 km
Freiberg Sachsen Germany City 44000 people 66 km
Mlada Boleslav Czech Republic City 44000 people 68 km
Louny Czech Republic City 19000 people 68 km
Turnov Czech Republic City 14000 people 69 km
Jirkov Czech Republic City 21000 people 70 km
Neratovice Czech Republic City 16000 people 72 km
Weisswasser Sachsen Germany City - 73 km
Slany Czech Republic City 15000 people 74 km
Senftenberg Brandenburg Germany City 29000 people 74 km
Spremberg Brandenburg Germany City 26000 people 77 km
Lauchhammer Brandenburg Germany City 19000 people 77 km
Grossräschen Brandenburg Germany City - 81 km
Zatec Czech Republic City 20000 people 81 km
Kladno Czech Republic City 69000 people 83 km
Praha Czech Republic Capital 1.1 million people 90 km
Finsterwalde Brandenburg Germany City 19000 people 92 km
Cottbus Brandenburg Germany Major city 83000 people 98 km
Forst Brandenburg Germany City 23000 people 98 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
Bischofswerda 320 0 27 km
Ceskalipa 280 0 28 km
Bautzen Litten 168 Civ. Paved No 7200 38 km
Mimon 244 0 43 km
Sdier 152 0 45 km
Dresden DRS 201 Civ. Paved Yes 8200 46 km
Dresden 219 0 46 km
Kamenz 155 Civ. Paved No 3600 47 km
3048 0 49 km
Roudnice Nadlebem 219 Civ. Unpaved No 5900 52 km
Liberec 405 0 54 km
Gorlutz 238 0 55 km
Most 274 Civ. Unpaved No 3700 58 km
Hodkovice Nad Mohelkou 402 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 62 km
Sazena 244 Civ. Unpaved No 4300 62 km
Nardt 119 0 63 km
Mnichovo Hradiste 244 Civ. Paved No 5000 64 km
Rana 259 0 67 km
Mlada Boleslav 244 0 68 km
Grossenhain 126 Civ. Paved No 7800 69 km
Ruhland Highway Strip 102 0 69 km
Panensky / Tynec 366 0 70 km
Rothenburg 187 Civ. Paved No 8200 71 km
Chomutov Otvice 341 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 73 km
Klecany Vodochody 277 Civ. Paved Yes 8200 75 km
Zatec 271 0 76 km
Schwarzheide 101 0 76 km
Welzow 118 Civ. Paved No 4900 78 km
Milovice 195 0 84 km
Prague / Kbely 280 0 86 km
Prague Ruzyne PRG 366 Civ. Paved Yes 12100 87 km
Kladno 420 0 87 km
Preshchen 102 0 89 km
Hinsterwalde 122 0 89 km
Neuhausen 85 0 89 km
Drebkau 78 0 89 km
Calau / Bronkow 130 0 90 km
Preschen Highway Strip 101 0 92 km
Cottbus 3048 0 98 km
Tocna 311 0 100 km
Kozolupy Bubovice 428 0 102 km

Ports

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Bautzen Spree 1975 40 km
Malter Rote Weisseritz 1913 45 km
Lehnmuehle Wilde Weisseritz 1931 49 km
Klingenberg Wilde Weisseritz 1914 53 km
Flaje Flajsky Potok 1963 54 km
Quitzdorf Schwarzer Schops 1972 55 km
Josefuv Dul Kamenice 1982 65 km
Spremberg Spree 1965 87 km

Nuclear plants

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