Forest Fire (17248 ha) in France 12 Jul 2022

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 1007947
Countries: France
Start Date - Last detection*: 12 Jul 2022 - 20 Jul 2022
Duration (days): 8
People affected: 2474 in the burned area
Burned area: 17248 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 2474 17248 02 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in France , Region of Aquitaine (population 2,850,095) . The nearest places are Bordeaux, Villenave d'Ornon, Bègles, Mérignac, Cenon, Blanquefort, Gujan-Mestras, Ambarès-et-Lagarve, Libourne, Arcachon, and Dax.

Radius Population
10 km 26000 people
5 km 12000 people
2 km 6200 people
1 km 4300 people
Burned Area 2500 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 52972 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 93 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Aquitaine France 2.9 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Villenave d'Ornon Aquitaine France City - 27 km
Bègles Aquitaine France City 23000 people 32 km
Bordeaux Aquitaine France Major city 230000 people 36 km
Mérignac Aquitaine France City 62000 people 37 km
Cenon Aquitaine France City 22000 people 38 km
Blanquefort Aquitaine France City 17000 people 44 km
Gujan-Mestras Aquitaine France City 19000 people 45 km
Ambarès-et-Lagarve Aquitaine France City - 46 km
Libourne Aquitaine France City 24000 people 50 km
Arcachon Aquitaine France City 12000 people 53 km
Marmande Aquitaine France City 19000 people 55 km
Mont-de-Marsan Aquitaine France City 36000 people 70 km
Dax Aquitaine France City 22000 people 99 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
Merignac / Bordeaux BOD 49 Civ. Paved Yes 10100 37 km
Floudes 13 Civ. Unpaved No 3100 39 km
La Teste de Buch 15 Civ. Paved No 4500 47 km
Cazaux 25 Civ. Paved Yes 7800 47 km
Andernos-les-Bains 20 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 49 km
Parentis 30 Civ. Paved No 2600 50 km
Virazeil 32 Civ. Paved No 3900 58 km
Artigues de Lussac 49 Civ. Paved No 3600 60 km
Mimizan 50 Civ. Paved No 3400 65 km
Munduku 62 Mil. Paved Yes 10400 68 km
Sainte Foy la Grande 86 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 68 km
Rion des Landes 78 Priv. Unpaved No 3500 75 km
Nogaro 92 Civ. Paved No 2600 93 km
Aire Sur L Adour 79 Civ. Paved No 3200 93 km
Neulles 39 Civ. Unpaved No 4400 108 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Bordeaux FRBOD France 36 km
Bassens FRBAS France 43 km
Izon FRIZO France 48 km
Libourne FRLIB France 49 km
Arcachon FRARC France 52 km
Bec d'Ambès FRBEC France 57 km
Cape Ferret France 58 km
Blaye FRBYE France 68 km
Pauillac FRPAP France 77 km

Dams

Nuclear plants

Name Country Reactors Distance
BLAYAIS FRANCE 4 83 km

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