Forest Fire (5997 ha) in Central African Republic 25 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 1003560
Countries: Central African Republic
Start Date - Last detection*: 25 Nov 2021 - 01 Dec 2021
Duration (days): 6
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 5997 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 5787 28 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 5997 01 Dec 2021 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 6824 02 Dec 2021 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Central African Republic , Prefecture of Vakaga (population 37,626) . The nearest places are and Ouanda Djallé.

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

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 5997 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Vakaga Central African Republic 38000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Ouanda Djallé Vakaga Central African Republic City - 61 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
Ouanda-Djalle ODJ 605 0 59 km
Gordil GDI 435 0 81 km



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