Forest Fire (6163 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 1011363
Countries: Nigeria
Start Date - Last detection*: 01 Jan 2023 - 17 Jan 2023
Duration (days): 16
People affected: 24 in the burned area
Burned area: 6163 ha
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*(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 24 6163 17 Jan 2023 18:34 GWIS
2 0.5 989 21137 17 Jan 2023 21:13 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 and Minna.

Radius Population
10 km 53000 people
5 km 40000 people
2 km 11000 people
1 km 1700 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 38 m2 GHSL

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
Minna Nigeria City 290000 people 105 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
Shiroro 398 0 90 km
Minna New MXJ 254 Civ. Paved No 11100 97 km
Shiroro 398 0 98 km



Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Kontagora Kontagora n/a 88 km
Shiroro Kaduna 1984 94 km

Nuclear plants

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