Forest Fire (8030 ha) in Cameroon 26 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 1010269
Countries: Cameroon
Start Date - Last detection*: 26 Nov 2022 - 04 Dec 2022
Duration (days): 8
People affected: 544 in the burned area
Burned area: 8030 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 0.5 531 7435 02 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 544 8030 03 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 544 9976 04 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
4 0.5 563 10094 05 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Cameroon , Province of Nord (population 875,611) . The nearest places are and Jimeta.

Radius Population
10 km 4500 people
5 km 1700 people
2 km 1100 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 7947 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Nord Cameroon 880000 people
Adamawa Nigeria 2.3 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Jimeta Nigeria City 250000 people 96 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
Yola YOL 183 Civ. Paved Yes 7800 95 km



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