Forest Fire (12246 ha) in Benin 04 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 1010345
Countries: Benin
Start Date - Last detection*: 04 Dec 2022 - 10 Dec 2022
Duration (days): 6
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 12246 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 7745 07 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 11764 08 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 12246 11 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Benin , Province of Atakora (population 745,117) . The nearest places are and Diapaga.

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 197 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Atakora Benin 750000 people
Tapoa Burkina Faso 200000 people
Borgou Benin 760000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Diapaga Burkina Faso City 26000 people 97 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
Arly 232 Civ. Unpaved No 4200 62 km
Diapaga DIP unknown 0 94 km
Porga 162 Civ. Unpaved No 4100 99 km



Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Tapoa 1950 103 km

Nuclear plants

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