Forest Fire (11672 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 1011389
Countries: Guinea
Start Date - Last detection*: 31 Dec 2022 - 11 Jan 2023
Duration (days): 11
People affected: 683 in the burned area
Burned area: 11672 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 0.5 683 11672 17 Jan 2023 18:34 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 46000 people
5 km 15000 people
2 km 9700 people
1 km 4900 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 266 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

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

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Danané Côte d'Ivoire City 68000 people 100 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 44 km
Nimba NIA 500 Civ. Unpaved No 6000 70 km
Touba TOZ 485 Civ. Unpaved No 5200 86 km



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