Forest Fire (14054 ha) in Spain 15 Jul 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 1007858
Countries: Spain
Start Date - Last detection*: 15 Jul 2022 - 22 Jul 2022
Duration (days): 7
People affected: 1777 in the burned area
Burned area: 14054 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 1777 14054 02 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Spain , Autonomous Community of Galicia (population 2,834,558) . The nearest places are Ourense, Ponferrada, Bembibre, Monforte de Lemos, Sarria, Verín, Bragança, Astorga, Chantada, Villablino, and Lugo.

Radius Population
10 km 27000 people
5 km 20000 people
2 km 15000 people
1 km 12000 people
Burned Area 1800 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 70642 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 7 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Galicia Spain 2.8 million people
Castilla y Leon Spain 2.7 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Ponferrada Castilla y León Spain City 65000 people 32 km
Bembibre Castilla y León Spain City 9600 people 48 km
Monforte de Lemos Galicia Spain City - 50 km
Sarria Galicia Spain City 13000 people 59 km
Verín Galicia Spain City 13000 people 66 km
Bragança Bragança Portugal City 20000 people 67 km
Astorga Castilla y León Spain City 12000 people 72 km
Chantada Galicia Spain City 9200 people 73 km
Ourense Galicia Spain Major city 110000 people 78 km
Villablino Castilla y León Spain City 12000 people 78 km
Chaves Vila Real Portugal City 13000 people 86 km
Lugo Galicia Spain City 92000 people 87 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
Braganca BGC 683 Civ. Paved No 3900 62 km
Chaves CHV unknown 0 86 km
Lugo 440 Civ. Paved No 3900 92 km



Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Prada Jares 1958 14 km
Bao Bibey 1960 26 km
San Sebastian Bibey 1959 28 km
Pias Bibey 1961 33 km
Cenza Cenza 1993 35 km
Barcena Sil 1960 36 km
Las Portas Camba 1974 39 km
Chandreja Navea 1953 41 km
Vilasouto Mao 1969 51 km
Cernadilla Tera 1969 56 km
San Esteban Sil 1955 60 km
Matalavilla Valseco 1967 62 km
Los Peares Mino 1955 67 km
Valparaiso Tera 1988 69 km
Belesar Mino 1963 71 km
Velle Mino 1966 77 km
Nuestra Senora del Agavanzal Tera 1995 79 km
Azibo Azibo 1982 93 km
Salime Navia 1956 94 km

Nuclear plants

More information

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