Forest Fire (6680 ha) in Brazil 31 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 1009026
Countries: Brazil
Start Date - Last detection*: 31 Aug 2022 - 08 Sep 2022
Duration (days): 8
People affected: 472 in the burned area
Burned area: 6680 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 0.5 472 6680 06 Sep 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 472 9255 07 Sep 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 472 10046 08 Sep 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 472 10052 09 Sep 2022 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Brazil , State of Goias (population 4,229,336) . The nearest places are Simolândia, Alvorada do Norte, Buritinópolis, Sítio d'Abadia, Flores de Goiás, Guarani de Goiás, and Vila Boa.

Radius Population
10 km 17000 people
5 km 16000 people
2 km 14000 people
1 km 8000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 1330 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Goias Brazil 4.2 million people
Minas Gerais Brazil 16.5 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Simolândia Goiás Brazil City - 6 km
Alvorada do Norte Goiás Brazil City - 6 km
Buritinópolis Goiás Brazil City - 10 km
Sítio d'Abadia Goiás Brazil City - 40 km
Flores de Goiás Goiás Brazil City - 60 km
Guarani de Goiás Goiás Brazil City - 64 km
Vila Boa Goiás Brazil City - 81 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
Oricanga de Abreu 827 Civ. Paved No 4900 48 km
Iassiara 565 Civ. Unpaved No 4900 50 km
Pontezinha 996 0 86 km



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