Forest Fire (6110 ha) in Cameroon 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 1010163
Countries: Cameroon
Start Date - Last detection*: 05 Nov 2022 - 24 Nov 2022
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 6110 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 6110 24 Nov 2022 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 6271 25 Nov 2022 04:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Cameroon , Province of Adamoua (population 596,872) . The nearest places are and Ngaoundéré.

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

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Adamoua Cameroon 600000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Ngaoundéré Adamoua Cameroon City 130000 people 28 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
Ngaoundere NGE 1113 Civ. Paved Yes 8800 30 km



Nuclear plants

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