Forest Fire (7461 ha) in Nigeria 05 Dec 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 1010342
Countries: Nigeria
Start Date - Last detection*: 05 Dec 2022 - 12 Dec 2022
Duration (days): 7
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 7461 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 5036 07 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 6668 08 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 6796 09 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 7173 10 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
5 0.5 0 7230 11 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
6 0.5 0 7461 13 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Nigeria , State of Plateau (population 3,606,984) . The nearest places are and Jalingo.

Radius Population
10 km 8500 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 348 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Plateau Nigeria 3.6 million people
Taraba Nigeria 1.6 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Jalingo Nigeria City 120000 people 106 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Ports

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Lantang Yolyem 1979 74 km
Shen Shen 1979 107 km

Nuclear plants

More information

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