Forest Fire (17163 ha) in Nigeria 30 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 1018954
Countries: Nigeria
Start Date - Last detection*: 30 Dec 2023 - 10 Jan 2024
Duration (days): 11
People affected: 10289 in the burned area
Burned area: 17163 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 3398 6575 04 Jan 2024 09:01 GWIS
2 0.5 7548 11535 05 Jan 2024 09:01 GWIS
3 0.5 8061 12686 06 Jan 2024 09:00 GWIS
4 0.5 9728 15129 07 Jan 2024 09:00 GWIS
5 0.5 10180 16706 08 Jan 2024 09:00 GWIS
6 0.5 10289 17162 09 Jan 2024 09:00 GWIS
7 0.5 10289 17163 11 Jan 2024 09:00 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) . The nearest places are and Minna.

Radius Population
10 km 80000 people
5 km 59000 people
2 km 36000 people
1 km 17000 people
Burned Area 10000 people


Affected Provinces

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

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Minna Nigeria City 290000 people 107 km

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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 97 km
Shiroro 398 0 104 km

Ports

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Kontagora Kontagora n/a 64 km
Shiroro Kaduna 1984 108 km

Nuclear plants

More information

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