Forest Fire (5863 ha) in Chad 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 1003564
Countries: Chad
Start Date - Last detection*: 22 Nov 2021 - 28 Nov 2021
Duration (days): 6
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 5863 ha
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*(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 5107 28 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 5863 29 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Chad , Prefecture of Guera (population 306,653) . The nearest places are and Am Timan.

Radius Population
10 km 1400 people
5 km 1400 people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 17 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Guera Chad 310000 people
Salamat Chad 190000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Am Timan Salamat Chad City 29000 people 87 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
Zakouma AKM 415 0 35 km
Abou Deia AOD 480 0 64 km
Am Timan AMC 433 Civ. Unpaved No 4900 87 km



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