Forest Fire (6040 ha) in Central African Republic 29 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 1010357
Countries: Central African Republic
Start Date - Last detection*: 29 Nov 2022 - 15 Dec 2022
Duration (days): 16
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 6040 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 6040 07 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 6299 08 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 6449 11 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 6810 16 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Central African Republic , Prefecture of Bamingui-Bangoran (population 33,555) . The nearest places are and Ndélé.

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

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 6044 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Bamingui-Bangoran Central African Republic 34000 people
Salamat Chad 190000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Ndélé Bamingui-Bangoran Central African Republic City 12000 people 88 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
Gounda GDA unknown 0 65 km
Haraze 414 0 87 km
Ndele NDL unknown 0 90 km
Koumala KOL unknown 0 106 km



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