Forest Fire (8048 ha) in Nigeria 30 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 1010355
Countries: Nigeria
Start Date - Last detection*: 30 Nov 2022 - 14 Dec 2022
Duration (days): 14
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 8048 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 5235 07 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 5923 08 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 6955 10 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 7413 11 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
5 0.5 0 7586 12 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
6 0.5 0 7883 13 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
7 0.5 0 8048 15 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Nigeria , State of Kaduna (population 4,360,024) . The nearest places are Kaduna, and Zaria.

Radius Population
10 km 43000 people
5 km 15000 people
2 km 1100 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 807 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Kaduna Nigeria 4.4 million people
Niger Nigeria 2.7 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kaduna Nigeria Major city 1.6 million people 33 km
Zaria Nigeria City 960000 people 93 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
Kaduna KAD 631 Civ. Paved Yes 9800 33 km
Kaduna Old 648 0 37 km
Shiroro 398 0 65 km
Shiroro 398 0 73 km
Zaria ZAR 655 Civ. Paved Yes 5400 95 km

Ports

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Kangimi Kangimi 1977 53 km
Shiroro Kaduna 1984 63 km
Zaria Galma 1975 101 km

Nuclear plants

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