Forest Fire (19672 ha) in Brazil 21 Aug 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 1008872
Countries: Brazil
Start Date - Last detection*: 21 Aug 2022 - 08 Sep 2022
Duration (days): 18
People affected: 3 in the burned area
Burned area: 19672 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 1 7624 02 Sep 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 1 12326 03 Sep 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 1 14965 04 Sep 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 16824 05 Sep 2022 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 0 17993 06 Sep 2022 03:00 GWIS
6 0.5 1 19392 07 Sep 2022 03:00 GWIS
7 0.5 3 19617 08 Sep 2022 03:00 GWIS
8 0.5 3 19672 09 Sep 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Brazil , State of Mato Grosso (population 2,123,576) . The nearest places are Guarantã do Norte, Matupá, Novo Mundo, Peixoto de Azevedo, Nova Guarita, Planalto da Serra, Terra Nova do Norte, and Carlinda.

Radius Population
10 km 31000 people
5 km 30000 people
2 km 4800 people
1 km 1700 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 152 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Mato Grosso Brazil 2.1 million people
Para Brazil 5.3 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Guarantã do Norte Mato Grosso Brazil City 21000 people 6 km
Matupá Mato Grosso Brazil City 9200 people 22 km
Novo Mundo Mato Grosso Brazil City - 32 km
Peixoto de Azevedo Mato Grosso Brazil City 16000 people 41 km
Nova Guarita Mato Grosso Brazil City - 74 km
Planalto da Serra Mato Grosso Brazil City - 76 km
Terra Nova do Norte Mato Grosso Brazil City 7600 people 82 km
Carlinda Mato Grosso Brazil City - 101 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
Matupa MBK unknown 0 43 km
Cachimbo 537 Civ. Paved Yes 8500 57 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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