Forest Fire (5617 ha) in Central African Republic 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 1003563
Countries: Central African Republic
Start Date - Last detection*: 22 Nov 2021 - 30 Nov 2021
Duration (days): 8
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 5617 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 5180 28 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 5617 29 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 7926 30 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 8075 01 Dec 2021 04:00 GWIS

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

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 - 65 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 64 km
Birao IRO 517 Civ. Unpaved No 5900 83 km



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