Forest Fire (411 ha) in United States 09 Aug 2023

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 1016286
Countries: United States
Start Date - Last detection*: 09 Aug 2023 - 09 Aug 2023
Duration (days): 0
People affected: 972 in the burned area
Burned area: 411 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 1.5 972 411 11 Aug 2023 16:12 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in United States , State of Hawaii (population 1,153,336) . The nearest places are Lahaina, Wailuku, Kahului, and Puunene.

Radius Population
10 km 24000 people
5 km 16000 people
2 km 13000 people
1 km 10000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 8892 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Hawaii United States 1.2 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Lahaina Hawaii United States City 9100 people 2 km
Wailuku Hawaii United States City 12000 people 18 km
Kahului Hawaii United States City 20000 people 22 km
Puunene Hawaii United States City - 23 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
Kapalua West Maui JHM 78 0 7 km
Kahului OGG 16 Civ. Paved Yes 7000 26 km
Lanai LNY 399 Civ. Paved Yes 5000 31 km
Kalaupapa LUP 7 0 46 km
Molokai MKK 138 Civ. Paved Yes 4400 52 km
Panda 76 0 67 km
Hana HNM 23 Civ. Paved No 3600 70 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Lahaina Wake Island 4 km
Kahului Wake Island 22 km
Pukoo Wake Island 23 km
Kamalo Wake Island 27 km
Kaumalapau Harbor Wake Island 35 km
Kaunakakai Wake Island 42 km
Hana Wake Island 74 km


Nuclear plants

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