Forest Fire (17176 ha) in Central African Republic 01 Nov 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 1010039
Countries: Central African Republic
Start Date - Last detection*: 01 Nov 2022 - 19 Nov 2022
Duration (days): 18
People affected: 1 in the burned area
Burned area: 17176 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 1 9795 18 Nov 2022 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 1 16204 19 Nov 2022 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 1 17176 20 Nov 2022 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Central African Republic , Economic Prefecture of Gribingui (population 111,874) .

Radius Population
10 km 65000 people
5 km 31000 people
2 km 26000 people
1 km 25000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 684 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 9615 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Gribingui Central African Republic 110000 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
Kaga Bandoro 450 0 14 km
Bouca BCF 467 0 106 km
Batangafo BTG 420 0 108 km



Nuclear plants

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