Forest Fire (6377 ha) in Nigeria 02 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 1009764
Countries: Nigeria
Start Date - Last detection*: 02 Nov 2022 - 16 Nov 2022
Duration (days): 14
People affected: 392 in the burned area
Burned area: 6377 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 0.5 392 6377 15 Nov 2022 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 392 10892 16 Nov 2022 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 392 11973 17 Nov 2022 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Nigeria , State of Niger (population 2,726,756) .

Radius Population
10 km 46000 people
5 km 2900 people
2 km 1900 people
1 km 1700 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 380 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

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

Affected populated places

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Critical infrastructure

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




Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Kontagora Kontagora n/a 62 km

Nuclear plants

More information

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