Forest Fire (5202 ha) in Central African Republic, Chad 05 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 1010162
Countries: Central African Republic, Chad
Start Date - Last detection*: 05 Nov 2022 - 23 Nov 2022
Duration (days): 18
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 5202 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 0 5202 24 Nov 2022 04:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Central African Republic , Prefecture of Vakaga (population 37,626) .

Radius Population
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 3619 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Vakaga Central African Republic 38000 people
Salamat Chad 190000 people
Bamingui-Bangoran Central African Republic 34000 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
Haraze 414 0 35 km
Gounda GDA unknown 0 38 km
Gordil GDI 435 0 80 km



Nuclear plants

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