Forest Fire (18178 ha) in Italy 24 Jul 2021

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 1001109
Countries: Italy
Start Date - Last detection*: 24 Jul 2021 - 25 Jul 2021
Duration (days): 1
People affected: 5778 in the burned area
Burned area: 18178 ha
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*(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 5778 18178 27 Jul 2021 10:21 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Italy , Region of Sardegna (population 1,667,204) . The nearest places are Sassari, Macomer, Cabras, Oristano, Villanova Monteleone, Alghero, Marrubiu, Terralba, Bultei, Ozieri, and Assemini.

Radius Population
10 km 27000 people
5 km 21000 people
2 km 11000 people
1 km 8500 people
Burned Area 5700 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 121486 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 27 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Sardegna Italy 1.6 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Macomer Sardegna (Sardinia) Italy City 10000 people 21 km
Cabras Sardegna (Sardinia) Italy City 8900 people 29 km
Oristano Sardegna (Sardinia) Italy City 32000 people 32 km
Villanova Monteleone Sardegna (Sardinia) Italy City 2400 people 35 km
Alghero Sardegna (Sardinia) Italy City 40000 people 46 km
Marrubiu Sardegna (Sardinia) Italy City 5000 people 49 km
Terralba Sardegna (Sardinia) Italy City 10000 people 52 km
Bultei Sardegna (Sardinia) Italy City - 53 km
Ozieri Sardegna (Sardinia) Italy City 11000 people 58 km
Sassari Sardegna (Sardinia) Italy Major city 120000 people 60 km
Fonni Sardegna (Sardinia) Italy City 4200 people 60 km
Sorso Sardegna (Sardinia) Italy City 14000 people 68 km
Nuoro Sardegna (Sardinia) Italy City 36000 people 68 km
Guspini Sardegna (Sardinia) Italy City 12000 people 72 km
Porto Torres Sardegna (Sardinia) Italy City 21000 people 73 km
Buddusò Sardegna (Sardinia) Italy City - 74 km
Oschiri Sardegna (Sardinia) Italy City 3600 people 75 km
Sedini Sardegna (Sardinia) Italy City 1300 people 77 km
Bitti Sardegna (Sardinia) Italy City 3200 people 78 km
Villacidro Sardegna (Sardinia) Italy City 14000 people 83 km
Serramanna Sardegna (Sardinia) Italy City 9300 people 90 km
Tempio Pausania Sardegna (Sardinia) Italy City 13000 people 93 km
Iglesias Sardegna (Sardinia) Italy City 27000 people 97 km
Assemini Sardegna (Sardinia) Italy City 25000 people 107 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
Fertilia AHO 27 Civ. Paved Yes 9800 54 km
Rafsu Decimomannu DCI 31 Mil. Paved Yes 9800 99 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Bosa Italy 9 km
Oristand Italy 36 km
Alghero ITAHO Italy 47 km
Oristano Italy 48 km
Porto Torres ITPTO Italy 74 km
Cape Falcone Italy 85 km
Asinara Italy 94 km


Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Alto Temo Temo 1975 32 km
Lago Omodeo Cantoniera Tirso 1999 33 km
Bidighinzu Bidighinzu 1959 42 km
Cuga Cuga 1961 48 km
Cucchinadorza Taloro 1962 50 km
Gusana Taloro 1961 55 km
Fonni Govossai 1955 63 km
Rio Olai Olai -99 67 km
Is Barrocus Fluminimannu 1991 67 km
Monte Lerno Rio Mannu 1980 68 km
Coghinas Muzzone Coghinas 1926 78 km
Bau Muggeris Flumendosa 1949 80 km
Casteldoria Coghinas 1963 83 km
Nuraghe Arrubiu Fluemndosa 1959 87 km
Monte Su Rei Mulargia 1958 88 km

Nuclear plants

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