Forest Fire (14435 ha) in Guinea 17 Apr 2022

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 1005951
Countries: Guinea
Start Date - Last detection*: 17 Apr 2022 - 01 May 2022
Duration (days): 14
People affected: 1138 in the burned area
Burned area: 14435 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 1138 14435 04 May 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Guinea , Administrative Region of Telimele. The nearest places are and Kindia.

Radius Population
10 km 59000 people
5 km 23000 people
2 km 10000 people
1 km 7500 people
Burned Area 1100 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 988 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Telimele Guinea -
Fria Guinea -
Coyah Guinea -
Kindia Guinea 770000 people
Pita Guinea -

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kindia Kindia Guinea City 120000 people 69 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
Katourou FIG 152 Civ. Paved No 5200 32 km
Fria 114 0 46 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Dubreka Guinea 94 km


Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Garafiri Konkoure 1999 60 km
Banieya Samou 1969 67 km
Kale Samou 1963 72 km

Nuclear plants

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