Forest Fire (5313 ha) in Nigeria 21 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 1010315
Countries: Nigeria
Start Date - Last detection*: 21 Nov 2022 - 04 Dec 2022
Duration (days): 13
People affected: 849 in the burned area
Burned area: 5313 ha
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*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)


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Impact Timeline

IDAlert colorGDACS ScorePopulation AffectedBurned Area (ha)Last UpdateSource
1 0.5 849 5021 04 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 849 5313 05 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Nigeria , State of Borno (population 2,852,223) . The nearest places are Maiduguri, and Bama.

Radius Population
10 km 49000 people
5 km 25000 people
2 km 13000 people
1 km no people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 33 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Borno Nigeria 2.9 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Maiduguri Nigeria Major city 1.1 million people 93 km
Bama Nigeria City 120000 people 102 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
Maiduguri MIU 336 Civ. Paved Yes 9800 99 km



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