Forest Fire (9172 ha) in Ghana 07 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 1010139
Countries: Ghana
Start Date - Last detection*: 07 Nov 2022 - 26 Nov 2022
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 9172 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 0 7112 23 Nov 2022 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 9172 27 Nov 2022 04:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Ghana , Region of Upper West (population 600,803) .

Radius Population
10 km 6400 people
5 km 3100 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Upper West Ghana 600000 people
Northern Ghana 1.6 million 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
Wa 322 Civ. Unpaved No 4600 89 km
Leo XLU unknown 0 103 km
Navrongo 207 Civ. Unpaved No 4500 104 km



Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Tono Tono 1977 92 km

Nuclear plants

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