Forest Fire (81670 ha) in Greece 19 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 1016606
Countries: Greece
Start Date - Last detection*: 19 Aug 2023 - 02 Sep 2023
Duration (days): 14
People affected: 3477 in the burned area
Burned area: 81670 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 0.5 581 8300 21 Aug 2023 20:35 GWIS
2 0.5 608 16463 22 Aug 2023 08:19 GWIS
3 1.5 4018 55427 23 Aug 2023 08:19 GWIS
4 1.5 4166 65275 24 Aug 2023 08:23 GWIS
5 1.5 4173 67308 25 Aug 2023 08:19 GWIS
6 1.5 3018 70806 30 Aug 2023 00:06 GWIS
7 1.5 3477 81670 05 Sep 2023 08:07 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Greece , Region of Thraki (population 344,124) . The nearest places are Edirne, Feral, Sápai, Alexandroúpolis, Souflíon, Komotini, Kesan, Dhidhimótikhon, Ivaylovgrad, Krumovgrad, and Topolovgrad.

Radius Population
10 km 96000 people
5 km 73000 people
2 km 28000 people
1 km 16000 people
Burned Area 3500 people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 44922 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Thraki Greece 340000 people
Edirne Türkiye 440000 people
Khaskovo Bulgaria 1.1 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Feral Evros Greece City - 19 km
Sápai Rodopi Greece City - 25 km
Alexandroúpolis Evros Greece City - 27 km
Souflíon Evros Greece City - 32 km
Komotini Rodopi Greece City 42000 people 51 km
Kesan Edirne Türkiye City 47000 people 56 km
Dhidhimótikhon Evros Greece City - 57 km
Ivaylovgrad Bulgaria City 5000 people 59 km
Krumovgrad Bulgaria City 5800 people 59 km
Uzunköprü Edirne Türkiye City 41000 people 65 km
Orestias Evros Greece City 17000 people 71 km
Ömerbey Tekirdag Türkiye City - 73 km
Momchilgrad Bulgaria City 8400 people 76 km
Malkara Tekirdag Türkiye City 27000 people 77 km
Kiscasalih Kirklareli Türkiye City - 80 km
Kadikoy Canakkale Türkiye City - 84 km
Bolayir Canakkale Türkiye City - 85 km
Zlatograd Bulgaria City 8600 people 86 km
Pehlivanköy Kirklareli Türkiye City - 87 km
Svilengrad Bulgaria City 19000 people 87 km
Kurdzhali Bulgaria City - 87 km
Gelibolu Canakkale Türkiye City 25000 people 87 km
Edirne Edirne Türkiye Major city 130000 people 88 km
Nedelino Bulgaria City 5100 people 91 km
Çerkezmüsellim Tekirdag Türkiye City - 91 km
Havsa Edirne Türkiye City 7500 people 92 km
Lyubimets Bulgaria City 8600 people 93 km
Xánthi Xanthi Greece City 46000 people 94 km
Hayrabolu Tekirdag Türkiye City 20000 people 96 km
Çanakkale Canakkale Türkiye City 79000 people 102 km
Harmanli Bulgaria City - 103 km
Babaeski Kirklareli Türkiye City 27000 people 103 km
Lesovo Bulgaria City - 120 km
Topolovgrad Bulgaria City 6800 people 122 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
Alexandroupolis / Dimokritos AXD 7 Civ. Paved Yes 8500 18 km
Kesan 55 0 57 km
Komotini 24 0 58 km
Kardjali KDG unknown 0 87 km
Imroz 46 0 90 km
76 0 90 km
Raykova Mogila 201 0 92 km
Ivanovo 152 0 92 km
Mustrak 205 0 95 km
Malevo 204 0 101 km
Podkrepa 152 0 104 km
Canakkale CKZ 7 Civ. Paved Yes 5900 104 km
Svirkovo 101 0 114 km
213 0 127 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Alexandroupolis Greece 21 km
Lagos Greece 73 km
Kum Burnu Türkiye 74 km
Kamariotissa Greece 75 km
Gelibolu Türkiye 89 km
Eceabat TRECE Türkiye 95 km
Kefalo Türkiye 96 km
Canakkale TRCKZ Türkiye 102 km
Can TRCAN Türkiye 104 km
Kumkale Türkiye 108 km
Cape Helles Türkiye 109 km
Tavsan Adasi Türkiye 120 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Sultankoy Manastir 1995 40 km
Hamzadere Ergine 2011 43 km
Altinyazi Basamaklar 1968 50 km
Ivailovgrad Arda 1964 64 km
Degirmenci Dobrali 1979 70 km
Studen Kladenetz Arda 1957 74 km
Karaidemir Pogaca 1982 85 km
Kardgali Arda 1976 88 km
Cokal Kabakcayi 2012 92 km
Dositeevo Dositeevska 1988 102 km
Atikhisar Saricay 1973 109 km
Suloglu Suloglu 1979 115 km

Nuclear plants

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