Forest Fire (6643 ha) in Benin 22 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 1003526
Countries: Benin
Start Date - Last detection*: 22 Nov 2021 - 26 Nov 2021
Duration (days): 4
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 6643 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 6643 26 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 6878 27 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Benin , Province of Atakora (population 745,117) . The nearest places are and Natitingou.

Radius Population
10 km 2400 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 2069 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Atakora Benin 750000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Natitingou Benin City 79000 people 84 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
Arly 232 Civ. Unpaved No 4200 65 km
Porga 162 Civ. Unpaved No 4100 73 km
Natitingou NAE 430 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 85 km
Pama Pangia XPA unknown 0 107 km



Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Kompienga Ouale 1984 104 km

Nuclear plants

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