Forest Fire (7389 ha) in Tanzania 14 Jun 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 1006380
Countries: Tanzania
Start Date - Last detection*: 14 Jun 2022 - 25 Jun 2022
Duration (days): 11
People affected: 52 in the burned area
Burned area: 7389 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 50 6646 21 Jun 2022 06:27 GWIS
2 0.5 55 7389 22 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 55 7525 23 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 55 7662 25 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 52 7829 26 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Tanzania , Region of Shinyanga (population 2,171,197) .

Radius Population
10 km 29000 people
5 km 21000 people
2 km 18000 people
1 km 17000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 7390 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Shinyanga Tanzania 2.2 million people

Affected populated places

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Mwadui MWN 1210 Civ. Unpaved No 6100 95 km
Ibadakuli SHY 1158 Civ. Unpaved No 6500 108 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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