Forest Fire (10752 ha) in Nigeria 03 Jan 2024

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 1019021
Countries: Nigeria
Start Date - Last detection*: 03 Jan 2024 - 17 Jan 2024
Duration (days): 14
People affected: 3329 in the burned area
Burned area: 10752 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 1496 5730 12 Jan 2024 09:00 GWIS
2 0.5 1496 5860 13 Jan 2024 09:00 GWIS
3 0.5 1763 6342 14 Jan 2024 09:01 GWIS
4 0.5 2825 9210 15 Jan 2024 09:00 GWIS
5 0.5 3329 10715 16 Jan 2024 09:01 GWIS
6 0.5 3329 10752 17 Jan 2024 09:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

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 49000 people
5 km 24000 people
2 km 17000 people
1 km 8200 people
Burned Area 3300 people


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 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
Shiroro 398 0 91 km
Minna New MXJ 254 Civ. Paved No 11100 99 km
Shiroro 398 0 100 km

Ports

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Kontagora Kontagora n/a 88 km
Shiroro Kaduna 1984 95 km

Nuclear plants

More information

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