Forest Fire (5824 ha) in Nigeria 20 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 1003571
Countries: Nigeria
Start Date - Last detection*: 20 Nov 2021 - 28 Nov 2021
Duration (days): 8
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 5824 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 5824 29 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Nigeria , State of Sokoto (population 4,824,822) .

Radius Population
10 km 8000 people
5 km 5100 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Sokoto Nigeria 4.8 million people
Kebbi Nigeria 2.3 million people

Affected populated places

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.




Nuclear plants

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