Forest Fire (5846 ha) in Ghana 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 1010343
Countries: Ghana
Start Date - Last detection*: 05 Dec 2022 - 14 Dec 2022
Duration (days): 9
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 5846 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 5846 07 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 6256 08 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 7085 09 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 27489 12 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
5 0.5 0 44385 13 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
6 0.5 0 47576 14 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
7 0.5 0 51553 15 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Ghana , Region of Northern (population 1,590,580) . The nearest places are and Damongo.

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

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 86 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Northern Ghana 1.6 million people
Upper West Ghana 600000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Damongo Northern Ghana City - 65 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
Wa 322 Civ. Unpaved No 4600 75 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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