Forest Fire (14468 ha) in Nigeria 19 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 1011229
Countries: Nigeria
Start Date - Last detection*: 19 Dec 2022 - 01 Jan 2023
Duration (days): 13
People affected: 1045 in the burned area
Burned area: 14468 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 1045 14468 02 Jan 2023 04:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Nigeria , State of Niger (population 2,726,756) . The nearest places are and Bin Yauri.

Radius Population
10 km 180000 people
5 km 15000 people
2 km 6000 people
1 km 2900 people
Burned Area 1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 1140 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 407 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Niger Nigeria 2.7 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Bin Yauri Nigeria City - 94 km

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Critical infrastructure

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




Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Kontagora Kontagora -99 34 km

Nuclear plants

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