Forest Fire (8219 ha) in Senegal 23 Nov 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 1003525
Countries: Senegal
Start Date - Last detection*: 23 Nov 2021 - 26 Nov 2021
Duration (days): 3
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 8219 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 0 7185 26 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 8219 27 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Senegal , Region of Saint-Louis (population 800,996) .

Radius Population
10 km <1000 people
5 km no people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Saint-Louis Senegal 800000 people
Tambacounda Senegal 440000 people

Affected populated places

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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
Bakel BXE 30 Civ. Paved No 5700 92 km
Matam MAX 26 Civ. Unpaved No 5200 94 km



Nuclear plants

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