Forest Fire (8397 ha) in Nigeria 28 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 1010334
Countries: Nigeria
Start Date - Last detection*: 28 Nov 2022 - 13 Dec 2022
Duration (days): 15
People affected: 2696 in the burned area
Burned area: 8397 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 2557 6432 06 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 2557 6844 07 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 2557 7421 08 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
4 0.5 2557 7464 09 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
5 0.5 2696 7542 10 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
6 0.5 2696 8207 12 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
7 0.5 2696 8247 13 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
8 0.5 2696 8397 14 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Nigeria , State of Sokoto (population 4,824,822) .

Radius Population
10 km 42000 people
5 km 20000 people
2 km 5500 people
1 km 3900 people
Burned Area 2700 people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 47 ha WDPA


Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Sokoto Nigeria 4.8 million people

Affected populated places

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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
Gusau 462 Civ. Unpaved No 4800 66 km

Ports

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Bakolori Sokoto 1978 58 km
Gusau Sokoto n/a 60 km

Nuclear plants

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