Forest Fire (27275 ha) in Guinea 31 Dec 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 1011398
Countries: Guinea
Start Date - Last detection*: 31 Dec 2022 - 17 Jan 2023
Duration (days): 17
People affected: 700 in the burned area
Burned area: 27275 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 0.5 683 11441 17 Jan 2023 18:34 GWIS
2 0.5 700 27275 17 Jan 2023 21:13 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Guinea , Administrative Region of Lola. The nearest places are and Danané.

Radius Population
10 km 75000 people
5 km 39000 people
2 km 15000 people
1 km 8400 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 456 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 1531 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Lola Guinea -
Beyla Guinea -
Nzerekore Guinea 870000 people
Touba Cote d'Ivoire 140000 people
Biankouma Cote d'Ivoire 120000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Danané Côte d'Ivoire City 68000 people 99 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
Nzerekore NZE 505 Civ. Unpaved Yes 4900 48 km
Nimba NIA 500 Civ. Unpaved No 6000 72 km
Touba TOZ 485 Civ. Unpaved No 5200 80 km
Borotou BRZ unknown 0 119 km
Macenta MCA 515 Civ. Unpaved Yes 4500 126 km



Nuclear plants

More information

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