Forest Fire (10680 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 1010311
Countries: Cameroon
Start Date - Last detection*: 26 Nov 2022 - 03 Dec 2022
Duration (days): 7
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 10680 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 10680 04 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS

Exposed population

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

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
Nord Cameroon 880000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Ngaoundéré Adamoua Cameroon City 130000 people 97 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 93 km



Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Lagdo Benoue 1983 104 km

Nuclear plants

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