Forest Fire (8468 ha) in Chad 23 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 1010287
Countries: Chad
Start Date - Last detection*: 23 Nov 2022 - 10 Dec 2022
Duration (days): 17
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 8468 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 5313 03 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 8468 04 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 8710 07 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 9089 11 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Chad , Prefecture of Salamat (population 185,981) . The nearest places are and Am Timan.

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

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Salamat Chad 190000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Am Timan Salamat Chad City 29000 people 86 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
Haraze 414 0 75 km
Am Timan AMC 433 Civ. Unpaved No 4900 85 km



Nuclear plants

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