Forest Fire (30226 ha) in Madagascar 27 Oct 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 1003507
Countries: Madagascar
Start Date - Last detection*: 27 Oct 2021 - 09 Nov 2021
Duration (days): 13
People affected: 13 in the burned area
Burned area: 30226 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 13 30226 22 Nov 2021 04:01 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Madagascar , Province of Toamasina (population 1,807,128) . The nearest places are and Fenerive.

Radius Population
10 km 61000 people
5 km 41000 people
2 km 35000 people
1 km 32000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 38 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Toamasina Madagascar 1.8 million people
Mahajanga Madagascar 1.4 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Fenerive Toamasina Madagascar City - 69 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
Sainte Marie SMS 2 Civ. Paved No 3300 92 km
Ambatondrazaka WAM 766 Civ. Unpaved No 4200 113 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Fenerive Madagascar 69 km
Port Sainte Marie Madagascar 93 km
Foulpointe Madagascar 102 km
Saint Mary Island Madagascar 107 km


Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Sahamaloto Sahamaloto 1958 89 km

Nuclear plants

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