Forest Fire (7806 ha) in Tanzania 29 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 1010280
Countries: Tanzania
Start Date - Last detection*: 29 Nov 2022 - 03 Dec 2022
Duration (days): 4
People affected: 197 in the burned area
Burned area: 7806 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 0.5 197 6819 03 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 197 7806 04 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Tanzania , Region of Morogoro (population 1,497,732) . The nearest places are and Morogoro.

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

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 7808 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Morogoro Tanzania 1.5 million people
Pwani Tanzania 640000 people
Lindi Tanzania 790000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Morogoro Morogoro Tanzania City 250000 people 108 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
Kikoboga 549 0 80 km



Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Kidatu Great Ruaha 1975 88 km

Nuclear plants

More information

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