Forest Fire (5441 ha) in Central African Republic 24 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 1003568
Countries: Central African Republic
Start Date - Last detection*: 24 Nov 2021 - 28 Nov 2021
Duration (days): 4
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 5441 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 5441 29 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 5559 30 Nov 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) .

Radius Population
10 km 11000 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
Bamingui-Bangoran Central African Republic 34000 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
Gordil GDI 435 0 20 km
Gounda GDA unknown 0 86 km



Nuclear plants

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