Forest Fire (12620 ha) in Nigeria 17 Dec 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 1018840
Countries: Nigeria
Start Date - Last detection*: 17 Dec 2023 - 29 Dec 2023
Duration (days): 12
People affected: 1279 in the burned area
Burned area: 12620 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 0.5 406 6377 24 Dec 2023 09:01 GWIS
2 0.5 733 9252 25 Dec 2023 09:00 GWIS
3 0.5 1031 11850 26 Dec 2023 09:01 GWIS
4 0.5 1034 12017 27 Dec 2023 09:00 GWIS
5 0.5 1265 12559 28 Dec 2023 09:01 GWIS
6 0.5 1279 12620 30 Dec 2023 09:01 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 61000 people
5 km 31000 people
2 km 21000 people
1 km 13000 people
Burned Area 1300 people


Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Niger Nigeria 2.7 million people

Affected populated places

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Minna New MXJ 254 Civ. Paved No 11100 111 km

Ports

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Kontagora Kontagora n/a 42 km

Nuclear plants

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