Forest Fire (7253 ha) in Central African Republic 03 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 1010101
Countries: Central African Republic
Start Date - Last detection*: 03 Nov 2022 - 20 Nov 2022
Duration (days): 17
People affected: 650 in the burned area
Burned area: 7253 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 0.5 650 7253 21 Nov 2022 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Central African Republic , Prefecture of Ouham (population 308,043) . The nearest places are and Bossangoa.

Radius Population
10 km 25000 people
5 km 18000 people
2 km 17000 people
1 km 16000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Ouham Central African Republic 310000 people
Ouham-Pende Central African Republic 340000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Bossangoa Ouham Central African Republic City 27000 people 100 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
Paoua 621 0 49 km
Bossangoa BSN 499 Civ. Unpaved No 5900 98 km



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