Forest Fire (10167 ha) in Nigeria 01 Jan 2023

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 1011344
Countries: Nigeria
Start Date - Last detection*: 01 Jan 2023 - 16 Jan 2023
Duration (days): 15
People affected: 954 in the burned area
Burned area: 10167 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 0.5 954 10167 17 Jan 2023 18:34 GWIS
2 0.5 954 10200 17 Jan 2023 21:13 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 54000 people
5 km 44000 people
2 km 6900 people
1 km 5600 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 1026 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Niger Nigeria 2.7 million people
Kebbi Nigeria 2.3 million people
Sokoto Nigeria 4.8 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 79 km

Nuclear plants

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