Forest Fire (29765 ha) in Madagascar 25 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 1003514
Countries: Madagascar
Start Date - Last detection*: 25 Oct 2021 - 09 Nov 2021
Duration (days): 15
People affected: 31 in the burned area
Burned area: 29765 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(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 31 29765 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 Antananarivo, and Moramanga.

Radius Population
10 km 27000 people
5 km 23000 people
2 km 7400 people
1 km 7100 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Toamasina Madagascar 1.8 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Moramanga Toamasina Madagascar City 29000 people 25 km
Antananarivo Antananarivo Madagascar Capital 1.4 million people 91 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
Vatomandry VAT 12 Civ. Unpaved No 3800 68 km
Atsinanana ILK 10 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 68 km
Mahanoro VVB 5 Civ. Unpaved No 4400 91 km
Antananarivo Ivato TNR 1279 Civ. Paved Yes 10100 100 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Vatomandry MGVAT Madagascar 69 km
Andevoranto Madagascar 84 km
Mahanoro MGVVB Madagascar 99 km


Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Mantasoa Varahina-Nord 1938 55 km
Tsiazompaniry Varahina-Sud 1956 56 km

Nuclear plants

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