Forest Fire (1049 ha) in United States 30 Dec 2021

Event summary

This forest fire can have a low humanitarian impact based on the and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID WF 1003779
Countries: United States
Start Date - Last detection*: 30 Dec 2021 - 30 Dec 2021
Duration (days): 0
People affected: 367 in the burned area
Burned area: 1049 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)

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USA - Wildfires (ECHO 03 Jan 2022)Mon, 03 Jan 2022 11:03

  • Two wildfire events named the Middle Fork and the Marshall wildfires have been burning across northern Colorado State (western USA), resulting in casualties and damage.
  • According to media reports, at least two people are missing in Boulder County (outskirts of Denver City), while one injured person has been confirmed by the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). About 45,000 people have been evacuated in Boulder County, while nearly 600 houses and buildings have been destroyed. 
  • As of 3 January, the wildfires have burnt an area of approximately 10,751 hectares and are still active.
  • According to the USGS and the U.S. Forest Service, the fire danger forecast is expected to be high on 3-4 January over central and eastern Colorado.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), EC-JRC (25), WMO (1), INFORM (2), JRC (1),