Forest Fire (8666 ha) in Tanzania 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 1010314
Countries: Tanzania
Start Date - Last detection*: 23 Nov 2022 - 12 Dec 2022
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 21 in the burned area
Burned area: 8666 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 18 5865 04 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 18 6049 06 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 18 6549 07 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
4 0.5 21 7006 10 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
5 0.5 21 7407 11 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
6 0.5 21 8225 12 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
7 0.5 21 8666 13 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Tanzania , Region of Mtwara (population 1,089,542) . The nearest places are and Mtwara.

Radius Population
10 km 75000 people
5 km 38000 people
2 km 18000 people
1 km 14000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 38 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Mtwara Tanzania 1.1 million people
Lindi Tanzania 790000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Mtwara Mtwara Tanzania Major city 95000 people 24 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Mtwara MYW 113 Civ. Paved Yes 7400 24 km
Lindi Kikwetu LDI 30 Civ. Paved No 5200 55 km
Palma LMZ unknown 0 76 km
Nangade NND unknown 0 95 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Mikindani Tanzania 19 km
Mtwara TZMYW Tanzania 25 km
Lindi TZLDI Tanzania 44 km
Cape Delgado Mozambique 84 km

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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