Forest Fire (14752 ha) in Canada 16 Aug 2023

Event summary

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

GDACS ID WF 1016550
Countries: Canada
Start Date - Last detection*: 16 Aug 2023 - 22 Aug 2023
Duration (days): 6
People affected: 3239 in the burned area
Burned area: 14752 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

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


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